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Honey bee (Apis mellifera) - In the hive between two parallel honeycombs. The bees store the nectar in the wax cells and, fanning it, transform it into honey by lowering the moisture level from 80% to 17%. The buccal exchange between bees, the trophallaxis, plays a role in the making of the honey through the addition of enzymes.

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Image size: 5184x3888 pixels (17.3"x13" @300dpi)

Shooting date : 2016-08-02

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Natural resources use / Agriculture / Agricultural activity / Animal breeding / Beekeeping / Hive / Comb (hive)

Enumeration / Nobody

Behavior / Trophallaxis


Organism / Morphology / Morphology (zoology) / Worker (zoology)

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Animal / Wild animal / Invertebrate / Arthropod / Insect / Hymenoptere / Bee / Honey bee (Apis mellifera)

Ambiance / Seasons / Temperate season / Summer

Shot / Indoor

Behavior / Animal construction / Alveole (Honeycomb)


Matter (substance) / Matter (zoology)

Individual / Stage of development / Imago

Enumeration / Group / Multitude / Colony

Natural resources use / Agricultural product / Hive product / Natural wax

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Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Protostomia / Articulata / Arthropoda / Tracheata / Antennata / Hexapoda / Insecta / Hymenoptera / Aculeata / Apoidea / Apidae / Apis

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