Solvin Zankl / Honey bee (Apis mellifera) collecting pollen from the flower of an apple tree, Germany
Simon Littlejohn / Honey bee (Apis) nectaring from a flowering Eucalyptus tree, Andalusia, Spain, June.
Nick Upton / Common carder bumblebee (Bombus pascuorum) nectaring on a Yellow archangel (Lamiastrum galeobdolon) flower in a garden, Wiltshire, UK, April
Nick Upton / Buff-tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) queen about to land at her nest burrow in a garden lawn with loaded pollen sacs to provision grubs that will become future workers for her colony, Wiltshire,...
Nick Upton / Honey bee (Apis mellifera) nectaring on a Crab apple (Malus sylvestnis) flower in a garden, Wiltshire, UK, April.
Dave Bevan / European beewolf (Philanthus triangulum) returning to nest with European honey bee (Apis mellifera) prey, digging for entrance, Suffolk, England, UK, July.
Heather Angel / Honey bee (Apis mellifera) forages on pollen in Apple (Malus domestica) flower, collecting pollen in pollen basket. In garden, Surrey, England, UK. May.
Phil Savoie / Grey patched mining bee (Andrena nitida),male feeding rambling rose flower (Rosa sp) Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. April
Phil Savoie / Grey-patched Mining Bee (Andrena nitida) feeding on Dandelion (Taraxacum offinicale) Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. April
Nick Upton / Red mason bees (Osmia bicornis) entering and leaving nest hole drilled into a log within an insect hotel, Gloucestershire, England, UK, April.
Clay Bolt / Composite image of Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) with European honey bee (Apis melifera). This is the world's largest bee, which is approximately 4 times larger than a European honey bee. One...
Kerstin Hinze / Honeybee (Apis melifera) flying around and nectaring from Butterbur (Petasites hybridus) flowers, Bavarian Forest National Park, Germany, April.
Sven Zacek / Honey bee (Apis mellifera), two frozen on pond ice after flying out too early. Valgamaa, Southern Estonia. March.
Nick Upton / Leafcutter / Rose-cutter bee (Megachile willughbiella) lands at its nest in a Bamboo tube in an insect hotel near several nests she has completed and some Potter wasp (Ancistrocerus sp.) nests, Wiltsh...
John Chan / Honey bees (Apis mellifera) swarming on a fence, Southern California, USA, December.
John Chan / Honey bees (Apis mellifera) gathering at the entrance of their nest in a hollow log, with some returning workers carrying pollen baskets, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, California, USA, October.
John Chan / Honey bees (Apis mellifera) gathering at the entrance to their nest in a hollowed log, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, California, USA, September.
John Chan / Honey bee (Apis mellifera) gathering pollen from a Sea fig (Carpobrotus chilensis), Southern California, USA, April.
John Chan / Honey bees (Apis mellifera) swarming on an old gas tank and establishing a new nest site within, with some individuals beating their wings to create air circulation, Southern California, USA, February...
Konrad Wothe / Slow motion clip of a Buff tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) landing in a Common poppy (Papaver rhoeas) flower, Germany, June.
Michael Hutchinson / Slow motion clip of a Common carder bumblebee (Bombus pascuorum) feeding from a Viper's bugloss (Echium vulgare) flower, Bristol, England, UK, September.
Phil Savoie / Red tailed bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius), visiting Clover (Trifolium) flower, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. June.
Solvin Zankl / Honeybee (Apis mellifera) trophallaxis - transfer of nectar from one bee to another, Kiel, Germany.