A Close Up Look at Pollen On Bees

Today as I walked through the yard, I noticed honey bees flying around the open flowers on the pumpkin vines.

I grabbed my camera and took some pictures.

Then as I was viewing the pictures in the photo editing software,  I zoomed in and I noticed how much pollen was really on the bees. The pumpkin flowers were just loaded with pollen!

The photos below are close up pictures of the bees and the pollen that clung to them. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Pollen On Bee

This is a picture of a back side of a bee as she climbed down into the flower.

And this is her combing back up to the top of the flower.
Pumpkin Pollen On Bee

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Robin says...
Date:   September 24, 2012, 6:41 am

Nice!    Our squash vines are starting to die back now.  We've had a couple of frosts.   The bees are seriously bummed, but they've discovered the fleabane growing next to the garden, so they'll be OK for a while.  

Holly says...
Date:   September 26, 2012, 11:08 am

Thanks for sharing the awesome pictures!  I also enjoy watching them comb the pollen off their bodies and store it in their packs. 

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