Pollen on a miner bee. Miner bees (or chimney bees) are one of many familiar black and yellow summertime bees often mistaken for bumble bees. They are garden pollinators and serve an increasingly important role as honey bee populations decline.
I had such a great opportunity today. idotasia let me have access to the "beetle collection" in the Karlsruhe museum of natural history Camera Sony Exposure sec Aperture Focal Length 50 mm ISO Speed 200 www.