A Pollen leaden American Bumble Bee (Bombus pennsylvanicus). Photo by Donna L. Long.

Pollen-laden Bumble Bee

A Pollen leaden American Bumble Bee (Bombus pennsylvanicus). Photo by Donna L. Long.
A Pollen leaden American Bumble Bee (Bombus pennsylvanicus) on New York Ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis). Photo by Donna L. Long.

Getting ready for the long winter ahead, this Bumble Bee is covered in pollen. Collecting pollen and distributing it is how flowers and bees cooperate making abundant life on Earth possible.

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