Honey bee with pollen baskets clearly visible on Rowan tree

The pollen basket or corbicula (plural corbiculae) is part of the tibia on the hind legs of certain species of bees. They use the structure in harvesting pollen and carrying it to the nest or hive. Other species of bees have scopae instead.



By: John Fitzpatrick (91.80)

Tags: bee, honey bees, apis millifera millifera, european honey bee

Location: Hull, UK