Monday, February 8, 2016

Bees in the Snowdrops

I took a walk in Central Park one afternoon last week -- the warm day just before the snow day. Some of the little hills there were covered with snowdrop blossoms. Beautiful. Click to enlarge. 
Looking closer I saw honeybees. February honeybees! I pictured them peeking out of their hive wishing for spring, deciding the day was surprisingly tolerable, and venturing out to find snowdrops. I simultaneously pictured myself as a bee, but staying in, putting my six feet up, and eating last summer's honey. 
You can see a ball of yellow pollen in the pollen sac on this bee's rear leg. Mmmm… snowdrop pollen. Now that's a rare delicacy! 

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