Photo of the Week: Busy Bee

With abundant blooms, the High Line is the perfect place for honeybees. Here one tiny winged pollinator collects nectar and pollen from the High Line’s butterfly milkweed flowers. Photo by Melissa Mansur

High Line Photographer Melissa Mansur captured this great shot of a honeybee collecting nectar and pollen from the bright orange bloom of a butterfly milkweed plant this past week.

When you’re at the High Line next, take time to observe carefully and you’ll see a flurry of beneficial insect activity in our planting beds. From butterflies to bees of all sizes, the High Line’s flowers provide food to a large variety of winged pollinators who you’ll see excitedly racing from plant to plant.

On September 12, Friends of the High Line is partnering with Brooklyn Grange Farm to celebrate the industrious honeybee with an afternoon of free honey tastings and hands-on educational activities for all ages, celebrating sustainable artisanal honey production from the five boroughs of New York City. High Line Food vendors will also be offering a range of honey-themed treats for purchase.

Learn more about Honey Day at the High Line.

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