Excuse me ma’am, I think you dropped something!
Following this busy honeybee as she buzzed from sunflower to sunflower, I caught her in mid-air. Her pollen pantaloons (corbiculae) were full-up with a nice load, but it appears some of her precious cargo slipped loose in flight. I’m betting she had enough packed away by the time she arrived back home at the end of her foraging run, and she and her hive mates will make good use of the stuff. Certainly during our periodic hive checks, we’ve seen plenty of comb cells packed with the yellow gold.