May 17, 2011

Picture of the Day: Honey, I’m Home!

picture of the day Picture of the Day: Honey, Im Home!

 

HONEY, I’M HOME!

 

bee carrying pollen back to hive Picture of the Day: Honey, Im Home!
Photograph by MUHAMMAD MAHDI KARIM

 

A 12mm long Western Honey Bee flies back to its hive carrying pollen in a pollen basket. Captured in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on a private facility.

The pollen basket or corbicula is part of the tibia on the hind legs of honey bees, bumblebees, stingless bees, and orchid bees. The corbicula (“little basket”) is a polished concavity surrounded by a fringe of hairs, into which the pollen is placed. [Source: Wikipedia]

 

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