There are many species of tiny bees collectively called ~ solitary bees.
Before we began keeping honey bees I never even noticed these cute little solitary bees. They can pollinate teeny tiny flowers, as well as, large sunflowers. Notice the bright yellow pollen collected on their back legs.
When sunflowers get to this point, I cover the sunflower head with an onion bag to keep the finches from stealing all the seed. The bag allows the individual seeds time to dry out.
I grow sunflowers for their beauty, a source of summer nectar and pollen for our honey bees, seeds for our parrots, and the grandchildren love them! My favorite part is watching all the pollinators visiting these beautiful flowers. Their sunny faces make a perfect landing strip for a pollinators' party . . . Over at Julie's!!!