We hardly ever see any bees around, so I was pretty excited when this fellow (gal?) started visiting the vitex (Texas lilac) tree I planted this year. I only ever see one at a time, and he seems to live somewhere out in the pecan orchard. I know that this is a strangely lit shot--I was shooting into the sun because I wanted to get that bee right then before he/she flew away.
I worry that the orchard spraying program will harm him. You can read an article here that suggests some reasons as to why honeybees are disappearing. It's a huge problem.