pollen basket


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pollen basket

that part of the hind leg of a hive or humble bee modified for carrying pollen. In some leaf-cutting bees the pollen basket lies below the abdomen.
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Do I see many bees with full pollen baskets coming in?
Snowdrop pollen is bright orange and the bees reverse out with their little pollen baskets full of the orange 'dust', making them very noticeable as they work the flowerbeds.
what with the coreopsis & the butterweed & the pollen baskets
Specifically, the gene allows workers to develop a smooth spot on their hind legs that hosts their pollen baskets. On another part of their legs, the gene promotes the formation of 11 neatly spaced bristles, a section known as the "pollen comb." The gene also promotes the development of a pollen press, a protrusion also found on hind legs, that helps pack and transport pollen back to the hive.
Bees have "pollen baskets" of stiff: hairs on their legs.
After a foraging expedition, these `corbiculae', or pollen baskets, can be seen stuffed full of bright orange or yellow pollen.
There were hairs all over his body and pollen baskets on his hind legs.
mellifera were evaluated on 25 individuals having pollen stored in their pollen baskets, collected directly from the flowers on June 25th, June 1st and July 25th, 2007, at three different times (12:00 PM, 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM), with an entomological net, and individually stored in flasks containing ethyl acetate.
The analysis of pollen loads stored in pollen baskets revealed that the bees exclusively carried B.
Further research showed that when the bees entered Cadagi gumnuts to collect resin droplets for nest building, they often emerged carrying resin in their `corbiculae' (pollen baskets), with one or two seeds attached.