So much pollen! How do bees get all of the pollen back to their hive? As they fly through the air their furry bodies become static charged making the pollen on each flower they visit stick to them. You can see how much pollen this little worker bee has all over her body. Next, they use their front legs to push the pollen into a small basket on their hind legs and mix it with a bit of nectar to make it sticky. Finally, they take the pollen back to their hives and store it in cells. They can carry almost their own weight in pollen! It's their source of protein and the food for developing baby bees. This process also pollinates a lot of the foods that we eat.