Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tiny Bee on Hairy Cats Ear

The bees are loving the early summer flowers ... I found this darling little bee collecting pollen on a Hairy Cats Ear (Hypochoeris radicata) flower. I watched him for a while first, because of his unusual method of gathering the yellow stuff. He laid down on his side, and rubbed his entire body on the flower, sort of like a cat rubs against your legs!

It was working, too. By the time he flew away, he was covered on every part of his little body, except his wings.


  1. Great closeup showing all the pollen he worked so hard for. I watched one the other day on the coneflower and he just worked away at it, but not all that pollen on him that I could see.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  2. I just managed to post some bees myself, using the HTML editor.
    It is another way of doing things.
    Thank you for your help.
    I love your bee sprayed in yellow.
    Have a great evening.

  3. Beautiful macro, with excellent definition and beautiful in color and framing. Delicious yellow to celebrate the coming of summer.

  4. How precious--the story of how he gathered the pollen delights my imagination. You are right--he's a darling little bee. Wonderful pic!