2022 Apr 3 – Foraging

The ladies are out and about these days. They huddle up at night to stay warm and then head out when the weather gets over 42 F or so (5 C), especially when it is sunny. Here are a couple pictures of their endeavors yesterday.

A honey bee on a dandelion flower, April 2, 2022. Nectar is found in each of the hundreds of florets in the center of the flower. Each fertilized floret produces a single seed in the puffy white dandelion found later in the year. More about dandelions.
A honey bee on a quince flower, April 2, 2022. I saw my first quince flower this year on March 18, and the bees visit in force a few weeks later for an early source of pollen and nectar. More about quince.

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