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BumbleBee
They can visit patches of flowers up to 1 mile from their colony. Bumblebees will also tend to visit the same patches of flowers every day, as long as nectar and pollen continue to be available. When bumblebees arrive at a flower, they extract nectar using their long tongue (“glossa”) and store it in their crop. Many species of bumblebee also exhibit what is known as “nectar robbing”: instead of inserting the mouthparts into the flower normally, these bees bite directly through the base of the corolla to extract nectar, avoiding pollen transfer. These bees obtain pollen from other species of flowers that they “legitimately” visit.
Pollen is removed from flowers deliberately or incidentally by bumblebees. Incidental removal occurs when bumblebees come in contact with the anthers of a flower while collecting nectar. The bumblebee’s body hairs receive a dusting of pollen from the anthers which is then groomed into the corbicula (“pollen basket”). (wiki)
Nikon D300
September 2010
N.Y. USA

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Comments

  • MICKSPIXPHOTOS
    MICKSPIXPHOTOSover 4 years ago
    I don’t know how you do it, Kid. This is amazing.
  • Thank you :) He was sooo cute! Big and fuzzy!! :)

    – main1

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 4 years ago

    Absolutely stunning macro. You are the master – or mistress – which ever is the correct term – of macro.

  • Thank you so much Byron :) He was a big fuzzy cutie :)

    – main1

  • davvi
    davviover 4 years ago

    well done.

  • Thank you so very much :)

    – main1

  • MICKSPIXPHOTOS
    MICKSPIXPHOTOSover 4 years ago

    Oh, well Hell…if big and fuzzy is what you think is cute, my phone number is….oh, never mind.

  • HeeHee .. You are something :)

    – main1

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleover 4 years ago

    Awesome macro!

  • Hi Rick :) Thank you so much for commenting :)

    – main1

  • Martin Smart
    Martin Smartover 4 years ago

    Wow, this is awesome Marleia, the detail is incredible!

  • Hello Martin :) Thank you so very much :)

    – main1

  • gabbielizzie
    gabbielizzieover 4 years ago

    I liked this so much… Guess what?

    CONGRATULATIONS
    awesome!

  • Thank you so much :))) I really appreciate it :)

    – main1

  • Jeff Palm Photography
    Jeff Palm Phot...over 4 years ago

    Awesome macro Marleia!!! I hope all is well!

  • Hello You – Yes very well :) Thank you so much :-))))

    – main1

  • Gareth Jones
    Gareth Jonesover 4 years ago

    marvelous macro

  • Thank you so very much Gareth :-)

    – main1

  • William Brennan
    William Brennanover 4 years ago

    Great closeup! :)

  • Thank you so much William :)

    – main1


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