Hymenoptera: Bees, Wasps, and Sawflies - Alex Wild Photography
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Apis mellifera

Apis mellifera

Foraging bees may gather both nectar and pollen. Both are visible on this worker, returning to the nest with a full honey stomach (visible as the distended abdomen) and pollen (stored in baskets on the legs).

Urbana, Illinois, USA

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