A macro or close-up of a honeybee or a named species of a UK native bee.
|Entrant ID:||1036889||Entrant Name:||Steven Gale|
|Description:||A close-up photograph of a honey bee collecting nectar/pollen from a dahlia in a garden at Anglesey Abbey.|
|Entrant ID:||1042567||Entrant Name:||Gill Brewer|
|Description:||Honeybee Apis mellifera collecting pollen from Winter aconite Eranthis sp. and packing it on her back legs to carry it back to the hive.
This photograph was taken on a cold February day. Early in springtime the honeybee colony population is building up. A supply of fresh pollen is important for feeding young brood. In cool weather bees can only forage over short distances without getting chilled. These aconites were planted on a sunny bank about 50 meters from the apiary. Planting bee-friendly plants; having something in flower each month of the year, is of great benefit to honeybees and other pollinating insects.
|Entrant ID:||1045105||Entrant Name:||Beverley Underwood|
|Description:||THE HONEYBEE’S LONG TONGUE
I captured this photograph when I went to top of the syrup, I found that there was a little syrup left in the feeder, this honey bee had managed to push herself through a small hole to enable her to reach the remaining syrup.