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This year I was fortunate to have White Asters blooming all around my hives. They will benefit from the upcoming rain.

sharons sun hive in white aster.jpg

Today I observed a bee foraging pollen.

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This bee spends a lot more time at each flower. You can see the pollen basket on one side, full of a colored pollen. I would appreciate any information about the color??

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This bee is gathering nectar. You can see its honey stomach, with nectar inside, probably not yet full. These bees moved quickly over the flowers.

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Here is dorsal view of a honey bee foraging for pollen.
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