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Fun Fact Friday - Pollen Baskets

Oh how I love the colors of spring! The garden and flowers we've planted are all in bloom right now and I wish I could hang out in the yard all day. It's been fun watching the bees working their way through all the plants collecting their goodies. I never really thought about how they get the ingredients back to the hive until now.

Did you know bees actually have a basket on their legs to collect pollen?! Even cooler, you can actually see it with the naked eye!

As I was learning about the pollen baskets I saw plenty of pictures but just assumed that a great camera will capture even the smallest detail the eye might not. But low and behold as I sit and watch the girls fly in and out of the hive I can actually see it.

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