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The Fascinating World of Bees

By Brada - 7 min read

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.

High angle view of cherry blossoms in spring
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By Steffi

Bee on queen annes lace against sky
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By Stefan Rebbin

Close-up of bee on white flower
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By Thelma

Close-up of bee pollinating on flower at park
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By Jairo Suarez Cadena

Close-up of honeybee on flower
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By Shojiro H.

Close-up of bee on yellow flower

By Miguel On-onod

CLOSE-UP OF YELLOW COSMOS FLOWER BLOOMING AGAINST SKY
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By I-Ing Ing

Close-up of honey bee

By Tony Gillett

Detail shot of honey bee on yellow flower
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By Polito

Close-up of honey bee on white flowers against sky

By Lorenzo Viola

Close-up of bee

By Georgia Barlow

By Victor J. Palagano III

Full frame close-up of bees
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By Pitt

By Wulf

High angle view of honey bee in honeycomb
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By David Hjort

Honey bees flying around beehive

By Giovi G

Close-up of honey bees on wood

By timkirman

Close-up of honeybees on beehive

By Toader Andrei

Close-up of honey bee comb
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By Wes Martinez

Honeybees in a bowl of honey

By Lichtathleten

CLOSE-UP OF HUMAN EYE WITH RED BLURRED MAN

By Desy Rota

By ardys

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

Header image by timkirman.

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