Remember when you were a kid and you'd eat Black Jack's and then question with great joy "Has my tongue changed colour?". Well this little bumblebee looks like it's asking the same thing to Trish Lock's camera and, I have to say, I never thought a flower could look so tasty.
"Yummy, yummy in my tummy" (Photo courtesy of Nature's Home reader, Trish Lock)
I should mention, bumblebee's tongues are used to collect nectar which they'll share back at home with the other adults. Meanwhile, the young bees feast on pollen. If you've ever seen a bee with big colourful balls on the legs of a bee that's pollen and it varies in colour depending on what flowers the bees have been to on that flight. Sometimes you might see yellow, sometimes white and sometimes red, but it all makes yummy food for their young.
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