Yellow-faced Bumble Bee

June 19, 2016

Bees come in many shapes and sizes, and bumble bees are always a welcome sight in the GNG. This Yellow-faced bumble bee spent an entire morning collecting from only california poppy flowers.  I would take about 15 minutes for it to fully load-up its scopa with orange poppy pollen, then disappear for a few minutes while it unloaded its bounty at the hive, the reappear to repeat the process.

Yellow-faced bumble bee - Bombus vosnesenskii ♀ on California Poppy - Eschscholzia californica
Yellow-faced bumble bee – Bombus vosnesenskii ♀ on California Poppy – Eschscholzia californica

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