tiny bee loaded with pollen
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  1. #1
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    Jan 2016
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    Default tiny bee loaded with pollen

    Saw this tiny bee today, which landed on my hand for a minute to catch a breath in strong wind.
    Must be some kind of solitary bee; it's 1/4" long:

    bee2.jpg

    bee3.jpg

    Different bee, time, and location:

    bee1.jpg

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  3. #2
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    Apr 2018
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    Jefferson County, Kansas
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    Default Re: tiny bee loaded with pollen

    The solitary bees are out in full force here now. If only they would emerge soon enough to help with fruit tree pollination in the spring, I never see the numbers of them at that time of year like now.

  4. #3
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    Default Re: tiny bee loaded with pollen

    I am yet to see that kind of bee in person.

  5. #4
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    Rutland County, Vermont,USA
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    I never knew there were so many bees until I started beekeeping. I just didn't have my eyes open before. Now it is almost automatic that I look at every flower I pass looking to see if my honey bees are on it. I almost always see some bee of some sort or even a different type of fly. I just never knew how many pollinators there were until I opened my eyes.

  6. #5
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    Default Re: tiny bee loaded with pollen

    Awww cute. I haven't seen one in person up close.

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