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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Collecting for the Queen

This particular honeybee is collecting pollen for the Queen from a myriad of apple blossoms. You can tell by the collection on on his leg he's just about ready to return to the hive.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2012
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Pollock Pines, California, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3000
Copyright: © Caleb McKoy