Busy Bees

Sunday, April 3rd 2011

By this afternoon the sun was out and it was warm.  The bees in the indoor hive were busy collecting pollen, probably from the willow.  They were returning to the hive with their pollen sacs full.  Many of them had tummies coloured yellow, from the pollen.  After winter the hive needs cleaning and many of the bees were collecting small pieces of debris and carrying it outside.   Due to all this activity the bees were very noisy.

The photograph below is not very good due to being taken indoors and through perspex, but you can see the large pollen sacs on both bees.  Different colours of pollen usually indicate that they have been visiting different plants for their pollen.


Bees with pollen sacs

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