What’s all the buzz about: European honeybee

By AG STAFF 13 March 2015
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Congratulations to this week’s AG Flickr group member Gavin Ayre for his image ‘Thirsty work’.

Says Gavin, an outdoors enthusiast, ecologist, cartographer and writer living on the shores of Lake Macquarie, NSW: 

“I was basking in the warmth of the sun, enjoying the perfect weather during my lunch break. The air was still and heavy with the perfume of flowering flowers. A quiet droning filled my senses as European honeybees (Apis mellifera) took full advantage of the bounty. This worker caught my eye, frenetically visiting each blossom in turn, hovering for a moment before hungrily plunging head-first into each bloom. I was learning the controls of a new camera at the time and was pleased to capture this moment.”

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