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Red November

Packing Red Pollen

The honey bees are hungry.There are fewer flowers blooming this time of the year, so the bees are foraging for what they can.This morning the bees were all over the lavender (Lavandula) in our yard. One bee, packing red pollen (probably from rock...

Packing Red Pollen
Packing Red Pollen

PACKING red pollen, a honey bee glides in to gather nectar from a lavender (Lavandula), a member of the mint family. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Hanging On
Hanging On

HANGING ON, the honey bee straps herself to the lavender and sips from a floral cup. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Red Tongue, Red Pollen
Red Tongue, Red Pollen

GLOWING in the morning sun, this bee is a study in red: red pollen and red tongue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 5:59 PM
Tags: honey bees (341), Lavandula (1), lavender (27), pollen (27)
 
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