I took several photos of bees with pollen today, but I like this one the most because the bee’s wings are in the forward position, and I’m not sure where that pollen is coming from, but it’s got that psychedelic thing going on.

All the photos are cropped (and the resolution isn’t as high in the rest).

I posted others in Miscellaneous Beekeeping Pics, but these are more or less the highlights (except for the bee on my finger, which is the coolest).

P.S.: I decided to create a new photo album for bees with pollen. Any photos that show bees with pollen (past, present, future) will be copied to the Bees & Pollen photo album.

6 Responses to “Rainbow of Pollen”

  1. steve says:

    Nice shots! What kind of camera/lens are you using to get these pics? The dark pollen is nothing i have seen on my bees yet.

    • Phillip says:

      Hi Steve,

      Your comment was flagged at possible spam. That’s what happens when you’re too complimentary.

      Clicking on any photo and open it on my Picasa page. The camera model and all the other info in listed for each photo under Photo Information on the top right.

      I only use built-in lenses and nothing-fancy cameras.

  2. Phillip says:

    I can’t tell where the bees are picking up all this pollen. So many different colours. Green, blue, yellow, everything. But everywhere I walk in St. John’s, it’s desolate. I don’t see any natural flowers blooming. A few dandelions are beginning to poke up, but they’re scarce. Someone must have a giant flower garden on their property. I can’t figure it out.

  3. Emily Heath says:

    Love seeing all the different colours together, stunning. Haven’t seen any blue/black pollen on mine before but the red horse chestnut pollen they bring back is very striking.

  4. Chelsea says:

    Amazing – I’ve never seen black pollen before either! Great shots, Phillip.

  5. Wow, great photos.

    I often wonder about the sources of pollen that our bees bring into their hive. We were at a nearby apiary last weekend, and the bees were bringing in fluorescent orange pollen. It was crazy-looking.

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