They’re the “Bee’s Knees”

In 1921 the term “Bee’s Knees” referred to a highly admired person or thing (according to Merriam-Webster.com).

Well, perhaps that came into being because of the amazing way our devoted little carrier bees gather and collect their pollen and carry it back to the hives!

While snapping a few flower photos earlier today, I was attracted to the Lemon Blossoms and the buzzing activity of the bees.  When I looked through my photos, I realized their legs were covered in flower pollen.  According to buzzaboutbees.net they use their amazing little hairy legs to collect pollen!  While buzzing about, static electricity is created, and Viola! you have the pollen “baskets” (the term sometimes used to describe them).

They can also use the hair on other parts of the body to carry the pollen, as well.

Well now, isn’t that fascinating?!

Yes, I thought so.  I expect to visit that tree again soon 🙂 ❤

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The bee is more honored than other animals, not because she labors, but because she labors for others.
-Saint John Chrysostom

 

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  1. Alice Boor says:

    That’s fascinating, seeing where that term came from, also seeing the bees with the pollen on their legs!

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