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bees on crocuses 4

My most spectacular bee shot ever.

 

Honey Bees. Apis mellifera 5/8"

 

Light Goulden brown with darker bands on abdomen. Head antennae, legs, nearly black, Wings clear. Most nest in man made hives. Somtimes swarms escape and nest in hollow trees. These are the most important insects in the pollination of plants. Can sting. A Field Guide to The Pine Barrens of New Jersey. By Howard P. Boyd

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Taken on February 5, 2008