Bees have several anatomical features that are uniquely devoted to efficient pollen-collecting.
Pollen combs are hairy parts on the inside of a bee’s hind legs that are used to remove pollen stuck on the body.
The bees then rub their rear legs together and rake the pollen into the pollen press on the opposite leg.
Pollen clumps are moved from the rake to the pollen baskets on the outside of a honeybee worker’s hind leg.
Pollen collected in the field is stored in the pollen basket until it is removed upon return to the hive. With all these body parts devoted to pollen, it must be pretty important stuff.