top of page

Bees and All That Pollen

Look at all the pollen on the Tiny Metallic Sweat Bee Lasioglossum sp Halictidae.

It is rolling in the pollen of a California poppy.

One never realizes how much pollen there can be in a poppy blossom.

At first I couldn't figure out what kind of bee this was until I enlarged the photos.

It was so yellow with pollen I almost thought it was a honey bee.

The same bee photographed from above.

It is covered with so much pollen, you wonder how it can see.

A Blue Mining Bee male Andrena cerasifolii visiting a Bird's-eye Gilia blossom.

Its legs were covered in blue pollen from the blossom.

After collecting pollen, the bee flew to a nearby California poppy to move all the pollen to its baskets.

Plant native and the pollinators will come!

join us

 for the 


Recipe Exchange @ 9pm!

bees in the bay breeze

For years I have been sharing ideas, gardening tips and recipes  with family, friends and colleagues.

And now I'd like to share them with you!

Read More About me
Tag Cloud
Follow Me
bottom of page