Here’s an interesting photograph – the bee in the photo above is being hoisted aloft inside a gorse flower (Ulex europaeus) by the spring-loaded pollination-paraphernalia. Note the brownish orange pollen load.
In the picture below you can see the bee reversing out with its belly covered in pollen. Click the picture for a better look.
For more on the intricacies of gorse pollination click here.
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