Spring Chores of a Honey Bee

Spring will soon be upon us and already the cycle of life has begun again. The pollinators are extremely important in that cycle. Almond crops depend entirely on the honey bee for pollination at bloom time, while blueberries and cherries, are 90-percent dependent on honey bee pollination, according to the American Beekeeping Federation.

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This bee has been hard at work, as you can see by the enlarged pollen sacks (corbiculae) on her third set of legs.

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