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A honey bee hovers near a sunflower

 Image Number D4026-1

A honey bee, Apis mellifera, buzzes around a sunflower. You can see the buildup of pollen on her rear leg, in what is called a pollen basket. This is how she stores pollen. When she brings the pollen back to the hive, the house bees press the pollen and make bee bread, which is the protein used to feed the nurse bee and immature bees.


Photo by Peggy Greb.


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