There are 275 species of bumblebee in the world and most of these live in the Northern hemisphere. In the UK there are 24 species of bumblebee. (Bumblebee Conservation Trust)
Bees pollinate plants as they collect pollen and nectar. Nectar is stored in the stomach of a bee and is passed from one worker to the next. The amount of water in the nectar decreases and it becomes honey, which is stored in honeycomb.
Compound eye of a bee, shot using Sigma macro lens.