I got stung
On blossoms of Loquat, Eriobotrya japonica.
in basil. When trying to feed, they try to hold on to the flower and their rear legs pull on the flowers lower parts and get covered with pollen. They look like little pontoons on their legs.
Apis mellifera engaged in "washboarding" behavior on outside of hive
Honey bees (or honeybees) are a subset of bees in the genus Apis, primarily distinguished by the production and storage of honey and the construction of perennial, colonial nests out of wax. Honey bees are the only extant members of the tribe Apini, all in the genus Apis. Currently, there are only seven recognised species of honey bee with a total of 44 subspecies, though historically, anywhere from six to eleven species have been recognised. Honey...