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  1. #1
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    Default Pollen Load

    Was driving out of one of my yards last Saturday and happened to notice a bee gathering some fall pollen. I have seen some good foragers before, but this bee meant business !


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    Default Re: Pollen Load

    I wonder if she's trying to tell us something...
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    Default Re: Pollen Load

    Is that a honey bee?

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    Default Re: Pollen Load

    Not a honey bee, an alkali bee. See -> Alkali Bee with pollen. They have pollen storage over their entire rear legs and otherwise closely resemble the appearance of honey bees.
    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 10-28-2011 at 10:18 AM.
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    Default Re: Pollen Load

    Amazing photos - thanks for the proper ID, never hear of an alkali bee.

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