Phil Savoie / Smeathmans furrow bee (Lasioglossum smeathmanellum) feeding on Allium flower. Monmouthshire, Wales, UK, May.
Phil Savoie / Smeathman's furrow bee (Lasioglossum smeathmanellum) feeding on Wallflower (Erysimum sp.) 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.
Nick Upton / Ivy bee (Colletes hederae) mating ball, showing a mass of males clustered around a female recently emerged from her burrow, Wiltshire, England, UK, September.
Dave Bevan / Pantaloon bee (Dasypoda hurtles) entering burrow with pollen, Bedfordshire, England, UK, August.
Clay Bolt / Entomologist and bee expert Eli Wyman with the first rediscovered individual of Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) Mollucas, Indonesia. January 2019
Clay Bolt / Entomologist examining a large female Megachile bee during the hunt to rediscover Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) on the island of Ternate, North Moluccas, Indonesia. January 2019
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.
Dave Bevan / Female Pantaloon bee (Dasypoda hirpites) returning to burrow, Bedfordshire, England, UK, July.
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.