All In! Climbing into a white morning glory, this bee is going to get all the nectar. The bees are very slow at this time of the year and fly drunkenly when prodded.
Honeybees absolutely adore this particular variety of dahlia, the simple single-petaled version. They have their pick of about a dozen different dahlias now but they mostly stick to these.
I've seen as many as five bees on one flower! these two were still on the same flower the next day.
The centers of these simple dahlias are quite mathematical looking and ornate.