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The Fascinating World of Bees

By Brada - 7 min read

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Get close to these insects with our collection of bee photos.

Consider the bee. Almost unnoticed, this tiny insect labors away, cross-pollinating flowers and collecting pollen. It lives in colonies of thousands, possesses a literal hive mind, and even produces the honey we so casually pour into our tea.

It is estimated that it takes a bee more than 22,000 trips to produce a small jar of honey, making each spoonful a remarkable feat. This collection of bee photos is our small homage to the work bees are doing everywhere these days: A journey from the flower to the hive, told through images uploaded by the EyeEm community.

We love more than just the subject here: These photos of bees also have a very unique color scheme, showing a rich array of yellow and brown tones. They are also great examples of macro photography: An average worker bee is just over a centimeter long, so you have to get really close (and risk being stung!) to capture them in such detail.

Germany, Gransee, apple blossom, beauty in nature, blooming

By Steffi

Animal Themes, Animal Wildlife, Animals In The Wild, Beauty In Nature, Bee

By Stefan Rebbin

 Beauty In Nature,  Bee,  Blossom,  Branch,  Close-Up

By Thelma

 Animal Themes,  Animal Wildlife,  Animals In The Wild,  Beauty In Nature,  Bee

By Jairo Suarez Cadena

Animal Themes, Animal Wildlife, Animals In The Wild, Close-Up, Day

By Shojiro H.

Animal Themes, Animal Wildlife, Animals In The Wild, Beauty In Nature, Bee

By Miguel On-onod

 Beauty In Nature,  Bloom,  Blooming,  Blossom,  Botany

By I-Ing Ing

 Animal Antenna,  Animal Themes,  Animal Wing,  Animals In The Wild,  Arthropod

By Tony Gillett

Animal Themes, Animals In The Wild, Beauty In Nature, Blooming, Close-Up

By Polito

Animal Themes, Animal Wildlife, Animals In The Wild, Beauty In Nature, Campagnano di Roma

By Lorenzo Viola

 Animal Antenna,  Animal Leg,  Animal Themes,  Animal Wildlife,  Beauty In Nature

By Georgia Barlow

By Victor J. Palagano III

 Animal Themes,  Animals In The Wild,  Beauty In Nature,  Bee,  Close-Up

By Pitt

 Backgrounds,  Close-Up,  Focus On Foreground,  Full Frame,  Geometric Shape

By Wulf

 Animal Themes,  Animal Wildlife,  Animals In The Wild,  Apiculture,  Bee

By David Hjort

Agriculture, Animal Themes, Animal Wildlife, Animals In The Wild, Bee

By Giovi G

 Animal Themes,  Animal Wildlife,  Animals In The Wild,  Close-Up,  Day

By timkirman

Animal Themes, Animal Wildlife, Animal Wing, Animals In The Wild, Apiculture

By Toader Andrei

Abstract, Animal Markings, Animal Nest, Animal Themes, Apiculture

By Wes Martinez

Abundance, Animal, Animal Themes, Bee, Bowl

By Lichtathleten

 20-24 Years,  Close-Up,  Drop,  Enjoyment,  Food And Drink

By Desy Rota

By ardys

Looking for more bee photos? Check out our collection of bee photos on EyeEm Market.

Header image by timkirman.