x x x ~ 'A week after their combs were capped, well fed larvae have started pupating into fully formed nymphs. Twelve days after the beginning of this rest, a young bee is born.'
Macro Bee Portraits by Sam Droege and the USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab macro insects bees
Blue Bee ~ by Alliec
HELP THE BEES - PUT DOWN WOODCHIPS and grow GardenGiant mushrooms within them as Bees sip the moisture from the mycelium which then helps to detoxify their bodies and keep their immunity system healthy. The fungi also helps to defend the bee from the mites and their viruses that contribute to colony collapse. Learn more at http://www.fungi.net/videos/ Also please support Louie and Paul's kickstarter in this regard…
☀Honey Bee, by Sven Hastedt*
Castes of the western honey bee Apis mellifera: worker, queen, and drone.
Bee pollen transport
Aerodynamically the bumblebee is not supposed to fly. But it doesn't know that, so it goes on flying anyway. Bees <3