A bee in flight while foraging on a flower of the Simpson's honey plant (Scrophulariaceae).

Univ. of Guelph Bee Lab, Guelph, Ontario.
A honey bee foraging on a rose
A honey bee foraging on a yellow aster.
A bee foraging on trumpet vine flowers (Campsis radicans, Bignoniaceae).
A bee  foraging on white sweet clovers (Melilotus alba, Fabaceae).  This plant is biannual -- while it was everyone last year near the MSU beelab, this year there is almost nothing!
A honey bee foraging on mint flowers.
A bee on crocus.  Crocus provides pollen in very early spring (March-April) in mid-western states. 

The yard of neighbor in Okemis, MI.
A honey bee on "bee bee tree" flowers.  Evodia danielli, family Rutaceae (same family as oranges).   Simply the most attractive flowers to bees. I have seen over 20 bees on a  single inflorescence.
A honey bee on bird's foot trefoil flower.  This flower blooms all summer (right still blooming on August 20, 2005, in East Lansing, MI).
A bee in flight while foraging on a flower of the Simpson's honey plant (Scrophulariaceae).

Univ. of Guelph Bee Lab, Guelph, Ontario.
A bee in flight while foraging on a flower of the Simpson's honey plant (Scrophulariaceae).

Univ. of Guelph Bee Lab, Guelph, Ontario.
A bee in flight while foraging on a flower of the Simpson's honey plant (Scrophulariaceae).

Univ. of Guelph Bee Lab, Guelph, Ontario.
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