I was near by the sanctuary this afternoon and couldn't resist a short visit with the bees on such an incredibly warm and beautiful day. Below are some clips of what was happening at the hive - and pollen is it!
Lots and lots of pollen being brought in - by the legs full!
I wish we could see them unload, and pack it into the cells - that would be fun -how do they put away their groceries? Do they fill several cells at a time, or do they all start filling just one cell until it is full before they move to the next? Are there different packers and sealers, or do the individual foragers do their own packing? I remember seeing a beautiful photograph once with different colors of pollen in different cells.
In the third video you'll see they drank about 2/3rds of the quart of bee tea that I left for them a few days ago.
There were some baby bees hanging out in the back, where it was quieter, and near the tea : )
and I look forward to seeing more soon. Its hard to get the photos of them there due to the reflection in the window.