I thought the clarity of the bees wings in this shot was very interesting as you can see the veins of the bees wings and the light reflecting off of the plastic like wing.

I thought the clarity of the bees wings in this shot was very interesting as you can see the veins of the bees wings and the light reflecting off of the plastic like wing.

Support your local ecosystem: plant native plants for the bee colonies in your area to help them thrive.

Support your local ecosystem: plant native plants for the bee colonies in your area to help them thrive.

Interesting honey bee chart.  The picture labeled "it stings" shows a yellow jacket, not a honey bee, to help you know the difference.

Interesting honey bee chart. The picture labeled "it stings" shows a yellow jacket, not a honey bee, to help you know the difference.

A bee balances two water droplets on its back as it perches on a flower. The picture was taken by keen photographer Agus Sudarmanto near Doha, Qatar. He said: "There is no rain at all here so we have to spray water periodically on flowers. This is the reason there were drops on the bee, but it was amazing how it was just delicately balanced on his back."

Pictures of the day: 13 January 2012

A bee balances two water droplets on its back as it perches on a flower. The picture was taken by keen photographer Agus Sudarmanto near Doha, Qatar. He said: "There is no rain at all here so we have to spray water periodically on flowers. This is the reason there were drops on the bee, but it was amazing how it was just delicately balanced on his back."

I love how fuzzy they are. They use their fuzz to navigate, collect pollen, and negotiate their world

I love how fuzzy they are. They use their fuzz to navigate, collect pollen, and negotiate their world

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