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Honey Makers: The Fascinating World of Bees

By Brada - 5 min read

Join us on a photography journey from the flower to the hive, told through detailed bee photos uploaded by the EyeEm community.

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’s 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 ofbee photosis 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 to capture them in such detail.

High angle view of cherry blossoms in spring
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Bee on queen annes lace against sky
Close-up of bee on white flower
Close-up of bee pollinating on flower at park
Close-up of honeybee on flower
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Close-up of bee on yellow flower
flower
Close-up of honey bee
Detail shot of honey bee on yellow flower
Close-up of honey bee on white flowers against sky
Close-up of bee
Full frame close-up of bees
Full frame shot of honeycomb
High angle view of honey bee in honeycomb
Honey bees flying around beehive
Close-up of honey bees on wood
Close-up of honeybees on beehive
Close-up of honey bee comb
Honeybees in a bowl of honey
mouth open
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