Collecting pollen

Honey bees from a single honeybee colony will forage a huge area, over one mile from their hive.

Our honey bees forage in fields, hedgerows, gardens, woodland and wild flower meadows.

The foraging bees bring many different types of nectar and pollen back to their hive, this can even change during the day; in spring bees may work dandelions during the mornings and move to wild cherries later in the day.

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Bees pack pollen into special baskets on their hind legs as seen on this Hellebore in our garden