Wordless Wednesday – Dusted with gold


One of the first bumblebees to emerge after winter, a queen Buff-tailed bumblebee covers herself with pollen as she forages amongst the crocuses


Honey bee doing pull-ups, with pollen sacs adding a bit of resistance work!












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23 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – Dusted with gold

  1. Brian Skeys says:

    I love to see these bumble bees when they are dusted with gold. In truth it is more valuable than gold, where would we be without it?

    • Yes indeed and I am more than happy to make sure that I plant things that they will use early in the season. The bees look like they are having fun running round inside the goblets, which makes me feel happy too.

  2. Fabulous images! It’s wonderful to see such a range of bees out and about again.

  3. Gorgeous images and thank goodness for bees.

  4. Great photos, you must have been camped out in the crocuses!

  5. FlowerAlley says:

    All amazing. The second shot belongs in a frame. (or on the front of a biology text) What lens did you use? WOW.

    • Thanks so much. The pictures were all taken with my little digital compact Canon IXUS. I use the macro setting, but I have also set the autofocus frame to a tight central circle.

  6. Tina says:

    Oh my, such fabulous shots! My heart sings when I see bees covered with pollen. Well done!

  7. v4vikey says:

    Gorgeous Pictures!

  8. Eliza Waters says:

    That first shot is a winner ~ they’re all bee-lightful! 😉

  9. Chloris says:

    Beautiful shots.

  10. These are fantastic photographs! I love crocuses!

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