Solvin Zankl / Honey bee (Apis mellifera) collecting pollen from the flower of an apple tree, Germany
Nick Upton / Common bee fly (Bombylius major) nectaring on a Greater periwinkle flower (Vinca major), Wiltshire garden, UK, April.
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.
Andy Sands / Parasitic wasp (Monosapyga clavicornis) hovering in front of garden bee hotel looking for hosts nests while being watched by the Bee (Chelostoma campanularum) Hertfordshire, England, UK, June
Dave Bevan / European beewolf (Philanthus triangulum) returning to nest with European honey bee (Apis mellifera) prey, digging for entrance, Suffolk, England, UK, July.
Clay Bolt / Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) and nest on tree trunk. North Moluccas, Indonesia.T his is the only photo that is known to exist of this species (the world's largest bee) in the wild, in situ, a...
Clay Bolt / Blue-banded bee (Amegilla sp) males sleeping on stem. Halmahera, North Maluku, Indonesia.
Morley Read / Slow motion clip of a male Orchid bee (Euglossini) gathering nectar from an orchid (Lycomormium ecuadorense) flower, Imbabura Province, Ecuador.
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 / Yellow legged mining bee (Andrena flavipes) female at nest burrow, River Monnow, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK, April.
Phil Savoie / Smeathmans furrow bee (Lasioglossum smeathmanellum) feeding on Allium flower. Monmouthshire, Wales, UK, May.
Phil Savoie / Mining bee (Andrena sp.), harvesting pollen from anthers of Cherry tree (Prunus sp.) Ripon Wisconsin USA, May.
Phil Savoie / Smeathman's furrow bee (Lasioglossum smeathmanellum), feeding on wild alpine strawberry (Fragaria vesca), Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. December
Phil Savoie / Painted nomad bee (Nomada fucata) male bee with characteristic green eyes, sleeping with jaws locked around grass stem, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. June
Phil Savoie / Smeathman's furrow bee (Lasioglossum smeathmanellum) feeding on Wallflower (Erysimum sp.) Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. April.
Phil Savoie / Grey patched mining bee (Andrena nitida),male feeding rambling rose flower (Rosa sp) Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. April
Phil Savoie / Little nomad bee (Nomada flavoguttata) covered in Dandelion pollen (Taraxacum offinicale) Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. September
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.
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.
Brian 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. Model released.
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.
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...
Dave Bevan / Female Pantaloon bee (Dasypoda hirpites) returning to burrow, Bedfordshire, England, UK, July.
Pedro Narra / Bee hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae) hovering in front of flower, Guanahacabibes Peninsula National Park, Cuba
Pedro Narra / Bee hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae) feeding from flower, Guanahacabibes Peninsula National Park, Cuba
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.
Guy Edwardes / Little bee-eater (Merops pusillus) vocalising whilst perched on branch, Khwai, Botswana.
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.