Busy working honey bees collecting pollen and nectar from culinary oregano and basil are enjoying the fragrant herb flowers.

Herbs grown in a garden or in pots are so handy to have when cooking.

And honey bees like them too.

While this busy bee was collecting pollen or perhaps nectar from culinary oregano flowers, she was kind enough to let me take some pictures of her.

Let’s check out this cute little bee (she’s cute as long as she doesn’t come after me).

Honey Bees on Herb Flowers:

Oregano Plant

This is a female honey bee because the abdomen is pointed at the end.

Honey bees actually have five eyes.

There are three tiny eyes on top of the head in between the two big eyes.

The two big eyes are called compound eyes.

You can see one of the big eyes in the picture below.

She’s keeping an eye on me.

I can tell by her body language that she thinks I’m a nosey human that should bug off and let her do her job in peace.

Basil Plant

Here’s a different honey bee busy at work on another type of herb flower.

Can you tell by the leaves what type of herb this is?

It’s basil.

Each of her hind legs have…

…a pollen basket used to carry pollen.

I think she’s telling me “Talk to the wings” man.

There she goes.

Thank you, bee, for letting me take these pics.

Recipes Made with Honey:

Here are some Recipes Made with Honey You May Like:

Slow Cooker Chipotle Pork Ribs with Honey-Lime Glaze

Peach and Blueberry Fruit Salad with Honey Citrus Dressing

Sriracha-Honey Shrimp Salad

Honey-Dijon Asparagus with Goat Cheese and Almonds

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