I found this amazing set of photos on Discover's website a few months ago and meant to get them posted here a lot sooner than now. Upon further investigation I found the photographer, Rose-Lynn Fisher's, website and was able to see even more of these beautiful photos.
(pollen and antennae)
The photos are taken using a high-resolution scanning electron microscope which reveals breathtaking patterns and structures not seen by the human eye. The artists said that when she first saw the image of the eye with its hexagonal pattern so similar to the pattern bees form their comb into she wondered if there was a correlation with the way the bees see and construct their the world and the way their eyes are constructed.
And the best news is that 60 photos are available in this book which came out in 2010...9 copies left on Amazon! But really, buy it at your local bookstore. They need your support more than Amazon does.