The last of my Black Bee series. I was fascinated watching these bees to discover the difference between the way they approach and leave a flower. Approaching the tongue is out straight, like a jet refuelling probe. Leaving, the tongue is down, as in this shot, and they use a front leg with comb like hairs to remove the pollen to the sack on their legs. I got a shot of that but it is not sharp enough to load. I was pleased with the detail in this one though.
Tags: Wildlife and nature
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