Thursday, October 2, 2008

Goldrush



Does anyone know anything about bees?  Is that a pollen sac on his leg?  Is it even called a leg?  Does your chewing gum lose it's flavor on the bedpost overnight?

Sorry, that last question just snuck in there.

8 comments:

Country Girl said...

Oh, delightful, Mary. Yes, I do know. Looks like a forager bee. The pollen is collected in sacs on her legs. Read all about it here:
http://www.thecountrybeeapiaries.com/worker.html

Have a beautiful day. George is patiently waiting for me. And giving me 'the eye'.

Carolynn said...

The only thing I know about bees is the only thing I need to know and that is, that I like 'em. :o)

He's a cutie sittin' up there on his bed of pretty petals.

Marcie said...

Love the contrast of the bee against the warm dark background browns. Unfortunately - I know nothing about bees..other than what I see.
Excellent macro!

Shimmy Mom said...

Great capture. Yes it is a pollen sac. But Country Girl beat me! doh.
Thanks for sharing.
*hugs*

2sweetnsaxy said...

I learned that they are pollen sacs or pockets from my journey to different blogs. Great shot!

Suzanne said...

All I know is that my thighs look remarkably like a bee's. Dang!

Christina said...

I bet he is a boy! : )

Gawdess said...

that dusting of pollen is just wonderful