Photographic Moment

Bee Happy

honey bee

PHOTO BY SOMA CHOWDHURY, OD

Honey bee on a mint flower.

This honey bee (Apis mellifera) is dining on the nectar of the mint flowers outside of Building 60, the Mary Woodard Lasker Center for Health Research and Education (a.k.a. the Cloisters). Although there are no known hives on campus, there are a number of beekeepers in the area. Bees will travel up to three miles to collect nectar and pollen. And they do love mint.