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Old 29th March 2011
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Honey & Bumble Bees

A week ago, our Willow tree was absolutely buzzing with thousands of Bees. I caught a few shots with an E1 and MACRO 1:2 lens

1. Bumble with Phoretic Mites - these are harmless and the Queen picks these up hibernating during the winter, they are Hitch Hikers !



2. Honey Bee - lots of pollen all over



3. This is THE SHOT I wanted nearly - I wanted face to face ! but hey! ho!

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Re: Honey & Bumble Bees

Nice shots always thought the mites meant the end for the Bee, glad to hear they are just looking a free ride.
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