A honeybee leg. Bees have six legs, each covered in tiny hairs ideal
for gathering the pollen that the bee needs to feed its larvae. On the
left you can see, in extreme magnification, that even the hairs have
hairs, and these images also give an indication of just how small each
grain of pollen must be.
Flowers can attract bees in various
ways, including scent, the offer of nectar, and the provision of a
landing ‘lip’ in the shapes of their petals.
Photograph: Gerd Guenther/Science Photo Library