STEVE RINGMAN / THE SEATTLE TIMES
A honeybee heavy with pollen comes in for a landing at the Volunteer Park Dahlia Garden that's still blooming in the fall. Honeybees have something called "pollen baskets" on their legs. This is a large flat space or hollow on their hind legs surrounded by hairs to make the "basket." After they have climbed around a flower and have lots of pollen stuck to them they mix it together with a bit of nectar to make it sticky and pack it into the pollen basket.