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Fully loaded bees

October 4, 2009
clipped from www.environmentalgraffiti.com

maximum_load_metallic_green_bee_(Augochlora_spp)_covered_in_the_pollen_of_a_Common_Spiderwort

macro_shot_of_a_bee_covered_in_globules_of_pollen

While our buzzing buddies don’t need to be as strong in the lifting department as their antsy cousins, when these insects are collecting pollen they can still look more than a little encumbered.

Freckles_IV_some_pumpkin_flowers_baited_with_corn_syrup_so_to_get_close_to_the_honeybees

Pollination_of_Dandelion_by_a_bee_with_the_pollen_carried_by_the_bee_on_its_body

A_bee_loaded_with_pumpkin_flower_pollen

Freckles_III_baited_this_honeybee_to_get_her_to_slow_down_and_let_me_get_close

Pollen_basket:_A_Common_European_Honeybee_shot_at_twice_life_size

Bees_Collecting_Pollen_at_the_Del_Mar_fairgrounds

12mm_long_Apis_mellifera,_Apis_mellifera_flying_back_to_its_hive_carrying_pollen_in_a_pollen_basket_

A_bee_fully_loaded_with_pollen_in_its_scopa
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