14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Pollen Collection - The Beautiful Work of Honey Bees

I have a passion for pollinators and keep two honey bee hives in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. I love to spend time quietly observing the busy flight of forager bees taking off and returning with their colorful treasure carefully packed to their legs and casually dusted over their bodies. This is a look inside their pantry as they store up for the coming winter.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2016
Date Uploaded: 07.2016
Photo Location: Morrison, Colorado, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D300
Copyright: © Stephanie Hardin