Danger in the borage

This photo by beekeeper Jeremy Gibbons shows a crab spider with one of his honey bees. I like it not only because it shows the capture, but because I think of borage as such a peaceful, bee-friendly plant. Since I never associate borage with violent death for bees, the image is full of contradiction. The photo was sent to me by Jeremy’s friend, Tom Allen, of Rapid City, South Dakota.

Hidden danger: crab spider in the borage. Photo by Jeremy Gibbons.
Hidden danger: crab spider in the borage. Photo by Jeremy Gibbons.

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