Did you know that...

  • ...about 90 U.S. crops depend on bees for pollination?
  • ...many hives are trucked from region to region for pollination purposes?
  • ...honeybee health is threatened by, among other things, mites?

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Aladdin's Cave

Aladdin's Cave
Originally uploaded by chrissie2003
No wonder she's all yellow when she arrives at the hive!

The apparent pollen "baskets" on the rear legs are really not baskets at all.

What you see there is really just a pollen WAD. It's sticky stuff, you know, and therefore simply clings to those legs until she off-loads it into the appropriate cell deep within the hive.

Have a good night all!

Signing off,

Bees Keeper.

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