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A Buffet for the Bees

Honey bee foraging in a flowering quince. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When the honey bee meets the flowering quince, the bee is "the belle of the ball." The winter ball. Suddenly the flowering quince (genus Chaenomele) transforms the bleak wintery landscape into a spring ballroom of sorts. The giddy bee is a joy to...

Honey bee foraging in a flowering quince. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee foraging in a flowering quince. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee foraging in a flowering quince. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An upside-down bee in the flowering quince. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An upside-down bee in the flowering quince. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An upside-down bee in the flowering quince. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pollen-packing honey bee inside a flowering quince bud. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Pollen-packing honey bee inside a flowering quince bud. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pollen-packing honey bee inside a flowering quince bud. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 7:28 PM
Tags: Eric Mussen (245), flowering quince (8), honey bees (341), spring (6)

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