Wordless Wednesday – Colour-coordinated pollen baskets

beeblue

Blue filled pollen baskets on bees enjoying Phacelia tanacetifolia

beeorange

Bright orange filled pollen baskets on honey bees visiting the Foxtail lilies, Eremurus robustus

beeyellow

Pale yellow filled pollen baskets on bees visiting spring blossom

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18 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – Colour-coordinated pollen baskets

  1. phppi says:

    Great macro shots

  2. Sue says:

    What an amazing find! I’ll have to look at the bees around here more closely. 🙂

  3. Gorgeous images and especially heart warming to see the bees laden with pollen.

  4. it’s always good to see some happy bees!

  5. Sam says:

    Incredible! I’ve never noticed that before. Must look more closely!

    • The blue pollen on phacelia was pointed out to me last year, but this year the foxtail lilies have been magnificent and the pollen baskets on the bees visiting those are almost fluorescent!

  6. Tina says:

    Oh my! Fabulous shots! Love those full-up pollen pantaloons!

  7. Brian Skeys says:

    Wonderful pictures and observation. I am jealous of your foxtail lilies.

  8. Eliza Waters says:

    Delightful photos, Allison. I love observing the bees. I planted Phacelia tanacetifolia this year in hopes of pleasing more of them.

  9. Fantastic shots – love it! I have never seen bees with blue pollen baskets – always yellow or orange.

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