DownloadDescription: This honeybee's wings are a faint blur as it approaches a yellow flower for nectar, a large accumulation of pollen on its leg.
DownloadDescription: A honey bee on a blue borage flower, against a blue sky. The bee clings upside down from the petals to drink nectar from the flower. It is facing the camera, and its eyes are clearly visible. The blue of the sky can be seen through its transparent wings. At the bottom of the photo, two spiky buds hang from the stem of the flower. In Northern Sweden.
DownloadDescription: A honey bee on a cluster of white flowers, seen from above. The transparency of the wings can clearly be seen. This bee has fine light brown hairs on its thorax, and forming stripes on its abdomen. Its carapace is black. The bee faces toward the left side of the photo. Near Fort Bragg, California.
DownloadDescription: This bee photo was taken from above, clearly showing the nearly transparent wings.
DownloadDescription: This wonderful bee photo gives a very nice view of the bee's head, the proboscis showing with a tiny drop of nectar on the end. Again, a yellow ball of pollen appears on this honeybee's leg.
DownloadDescription: A closeup of a bumble bee on a maroon and yellow flower. This bee is hanging upside down from one of the petals of the flower. It has light orange fur all around its thorax, and a spot of white fur on the tip of its abdomen. It has a black hairless spot directly in the center of its thorax. In Northern Sweden.
DownloadDescription: A a bumble bee on a cluster of white flowers, against a dark background, seen from the front so that the eyes are visible. This bee has thick light brown fur on its thorax and the top of its head. The rest of its body is covered in black hair, except for a spot on the back of the abdomen. It is clinging to the cluster with its hind legs and drinking nectar from one of the flowers. Near Fort Bragg California.
DownloadDescription: This bee photo shows another honeybee gathering nectar, a smaller yellow accretion of pollen on its leg.
DownloadDescription: A a bumble bee on a cluster of pink flowers, against a blue sky. This bee has light brown stripes of fur on the front and rear of its thorax, and the rest of the body is black with black fur. Its hind legs wave in the air as it sticks its head deep into the flower to drink nectar. In Northern Sweden.
DownloadDescription: Another side view of the honeybee as it gathers nectar from yellow blossoms.
DownloadDescription: This bee photo clearly shows the honeybee's proboscis as it sips nectar from a yellow flower. An accretion of yellow pollen is also quite visible on the bee's back leg.
DownloadDescription: This bee photo is a clear view from the side as the honeybee gathers nectar from yellow blossoms.
DownloadDescription: This bee photo was taken from the side, showing the honeybee sipping nectar from a yellow flower.
DownloadDescription: This bee photo shows the honeybee from behind as it crawls over a flower after nectar and pollen.
DownloadDescription: This bee photo is a nice closeup view of a bumblebee gathering nectar from a white flower.
DownloadDescription: An Australian honeybee enjoys this poinsettia flower in ways we never can.
DownloadDescription: Two bees and a small fly on a yellow flower. In the lower right corner of the photo is a black bee with think yellow stripes. At the very top of the pic is another bee with reddish eyes. In the center of the flower is a small fly. In Northern Sweden.
DownloadDescription: This green and black wasp looks like a yellow jacket, but with pale green stripes instead of bright yellow. Seen from above on a cluster of white flowers, in this picture the stripes are clearly visible. The wings are transparent, and the flowers can be seen through the wings. This insect is facing toward the right side of the photograph, and facing away from the camer, so that the bright green eyes are barely visible. The insect is in the lower right corner of the photo, and the cluster of flowers takes up the rest of the pic. Near Fort Bragg California.
DownloadDescription: This wasp has an unusual light green color to its stripes. Seen from the back and side on a cluster of white flowers against a dark background. Situated just to the right of the center of the photo, the insect faces away from the camera slightly, and its bright yellow legs are clearly visible. Unlike a bee, this insect does not collect pollen on its hind legs. The pattern of black stripes on the abdomen is clearly visible in this pic. Near Fort Bragg California.
DownloadDescription: Similar to a yellow jacket, this insect has pale green and black stripes. Seen from above on a cluster of white flowers. The stripes on the abdomen can be seen through the transparent wings. The thorax is solid black, and covered with fine light brown fur. The insect has bright green eyes, clearly visible in this photo, and bright yellow legs. Near Fort Bragg California.
DownloadDescription: A a bumble bee on a cluster of white flowers, against a dark background. This bee is sticking its proboscis into one of the flowers to drink its nectar. It has dark wings, pale hairs on the front of its thorax and on top of its head, and the rest of its body is covered in thick black fur, except for the very tip of the abdomen. Near Fort Bragg California.
DownloadDescription: A a bumble bee on a yellow flower. This bee is seen from above from a medium distance, so that the entire flower is visible. The bee is furry, with pale fur on the front of its thorax and black hair over the rest of its body. The flower is brilliant yellow against a green background. In Northern Sweden.
DownloadDescription: A bumble bee and a honey bee on a yellow flower. On the upper right side of the photo, the bumble bee clings to the flower. Seen from above and slightly to the rear, the thin white hairs on the tip of its abdomen are clearly visible, as is the transparency of its wings. On the left side of the pic, there is a small bee (or perhaps a fly that looks like a bee) with bright yellow and black spots. In Northern Sweden.