He and I played peekaboo for quite a while the other day. He would come up from the depths to take this view of “the creature who watches me”, and then scurry back down into the depths to gather his nectar and cover his fuzzy little body with pollen.
At some point, his body became loaded with pollen and he took off for home, tipping his wing to me as he left! ;->
It was a beautiful blue sky morning, and it was lovely to see nature at work. We cherish our bees and hope they will somehow recover from the blight that is affecting them. We need every one of these darlings.