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Bee in a crocus

Postcard from Franconia No. 458

Bee in a crocus

Exposure Details

exposure time: 1/250s ~ aperture: f16 ~ focal length: 90mm ~ ISO 500
camera: Sony α7R III ~ lens: FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS
categories: bee ~ blossom ~ crocus ~ macro ~ spring ~ yellow
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shot on: Sunday, February 27, 2022

Bees are important pollinators of crocuses, and crocuses are important for the bees early in the year. Crocuses are one of the first flowers to bloom in the spring, and they provide an important source of nectar and pollen for bees. Bees use the nectar to make honey, and the pollen to feed their young. Crocuses are also important for the ecosystem; they help to provide food for other animals and help to keep the soil healthy.

When a bee or other insect lands on a crocus flower, the pollen from the stamens sticks to the bee’s body. The bee then transfers the pollen to the pistils of another flower as it collects nectar. This process of transfer is called pollination.

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