Saturday, July 27, 2013
Pollen Gets in Your Eyes
I had a great time this morning helping beekeeper Stephanie give hive tours at UBC Farm. Here's photographic evidence of how pollen (from a zucchini blossom) sticks to the hairs on a honeybee, even the hairs in her large compound eyes on either side of her head. Sometimes a bee will land on you to take a rest and groom the pollen out of her eyes. It's a great opportunity to get up close and personal with a honeybee without feeling threatened. Face it, she's just not that into you. Bees are into gymnosperms. BTW, did you notice the tiny hairs on the edges of the blossom?
Posted by Beespeaker at 6:36 PM
Labels: bee vegetables, honeybees, July bee plants, pollen, UBC Farm, zucchini
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