Gathering Pollen

Would you look at these full pollen sacs on this bee’s knees!  He’s raking in the yellow stuff from hawthorn flowers.

Honeybee on hawthorn flowers

The tree is a Hawthorn—of the Crataegus genus–but Miz Flora has told us not to bother to try to identify it from the many native and ornamental species.

Hawthorn in bloom

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