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Honey bee (Apis mellifera) - A bee on the newly-built wax cells. We can see the different sizes of the cells for the males and for the others bees. The males' cells are a third bigger. Their width is 8.75mm and their depth 16-17mm as opposed to 6mm and 12mm for the worker bees' cells.Honey bee (Apis mellifera) - A bee on the newly-built wax cells. We can see the different sizes of the cells for the males and for the others bees. The males' cells are a third bigger. Their width is 8.75mm and their depth 16-17mm as opposed to 6mm and 12mm for the worker bees' cells.Honey bee (Apis mellifera) - A bee on the newly-built wax cells. We can see the different sizes of the cells for the males and for the others bees. The males' cells are a third bigger. Their width is 8.75mm and their depth 16-17mm as opposed to 6mm and 12mm for the worker bees' cells.© Eric Tourneret / BiosphotoJPG - RMNon exclusive sale
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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.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.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.© Eric Tourneret / BiosphotoJPG - RMNon exclusive sale
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Frame installed in a centrifuge, around Cluny, FranceFrame installed in a centrifuge, around Cluny, FranceFrame installed in a centrifuge, around Cluny, France© Antoine Boureau / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Uncapping using an uncapping harrow to remove the layer of wax blocking the cells, around Cluny, FranceUncapping using an uncapping harrow to remove the layer of wax blocking the cells, around Cluny, FranceUncapping using an uncapping harrow to remove the layer of wax blocking the cells, around Cluny, France© Antoine Boureau / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Uncapping using an uncapping knife to remove the wax layer blocking the cells, around Cluny, FranceUncapping using an uncapping knife to remove the wax layer blocking the cells, around Cluny, FranceUncapping using an uncapping knife to remove the wax layer blocking the cells, around Cluny, France© Antoine Boureau / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Uncapping using an uncapping knife to remove the wax layer blocking the cells, around Cluny, FranceUncapping using an uncapping knife to remove the wax layer blocking the cells, around Cluny, FranceUncapping using an uncapping knife to remove the wax layer blocking the cells, around Cluny, France© Antoine Boureau / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Buckfast bees feeding on chestnut honey in uncapped cells, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, FranceBuckfast bees feeding on chestnut honey in uncapped cells, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, FranceBuckfast bees feeding on chestnut honey in uncapped cells, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, France© Georges Lopez / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Buckfast bees feeding on chestnut honey in uncapped cells, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, FranceBuckfast bees feeding on chestnut honey in uncapped cells, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, FranceBuckfast bees feeding on chestnut honey in uncapped cells, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, France© Georges Lopez / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Buckfast bees feeding on chestnut honey in uncapped cells, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, FranceBuckfast bees feeding on chestnut honey in uncapped cells, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, FranceBuckfast bees feeding on chestnut honey in uncapped cells, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, France© Georges Lopez / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Buckfast bees feeding on chestnut honey in uncapped cells, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, FranceBuckfast bees feeding on chestnut honey in uncapped cells, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, FranceBuckfast bees feeding on chestnut honey in uncapped cells, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, France© Georges Lopez / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Buckfast bees, brood with pollen-filled cells and open cells occupied by larvae, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, FranceBuckfast bees, brood with pollen-filled cells and open cells occupied by larvae, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, FranceBuckfast bees, brood with pollen-filled cells and open cells occupied by larvae, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, France© Georges Lopez / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Buckfast bees: Queen laying in a cell, surrounded by workers, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, FranceBuckfast bees: Queen laying in a cell, surrounded by workers, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, FranceBuckfast bees: Queen laying in a cell, surrounded by workers, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, France© Georges Lopez / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Beekeeper presenting his colony of Buckfast bees. Characteristics: prolific and known for their gentle behaviour, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, FranceBeekeeper presenting his colony of Buckfast bees. Characteristics: prolific and known for their gentle behaviour, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, FranceBeekeeper presenting his colony of Buckfast bees. Characteristics: prolific and known for their gentle behaviour, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, France© Georges Lopez / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Beekeeper presenting his colony of Buckfast bees.

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A beekeeper with a frame with the brood in the center and the sealed honey-filled cells on the periphery. Buckfast bees, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, FranceA beekeeper with a frame with the brood in the center and the sealed honey-filled cells on the periphery. Buckfast bees, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, FranceA beekeeper with a frame with the brood in the center and the sealed honey-filled cells on the periphery. Buckfast bees, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, France© Georges Lopez / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Mountain beekeeper controlling his colony of Buckfast bees, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, FranceMountain beekeeper controlling his colony of Buckfast bees, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, FranceMountain beekeeper controlling his colony of Buckfast bees, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, France© Georges Lopez / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Mountain beekeeper during the weekly control of his apiary, Buckfast bees, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, FranceMountain beekeeper during the weekly control of his apiary, Buckfast bees, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, FranceMountain beekeeper during the weekly control of his apiary, Buckfast bees, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, France© Georges Lopez / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Beekeeper looking for the queen using a magnifying glass. Buckfast Bees, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, FranceBeekeeper looking for the queen using a magnifying glass. Buckfast Bees, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, FranceBeekeeper looking for the queen using a magnifying glass. Buckfast Bees, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, France© Georges Lopez / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Beekeeper smoking hives during the weekly control of the apiary. Abeilles Buckfast: cross between Italian bees and black bees, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, FranceBeekeeper smoking hives during the weekly control of the apiary. Abeilles Buckfast: cross between Italian bees and black bees, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, FranceBeekeeper smoking hives during the weekly control of the apiary. Abeilles Buckfast: cross between Italian bees and black bees, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, France© Georges Lopez / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Beekeeper uncapping a few cells on a frame containing the honey reserves on the periphery of the brood, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, FranceBeekeeper uncapping a few cells on a frame containing the honey reserves on the periphery of the brood, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, FranceBeekeeper uncapping a few cells on a frame containing the honey reserves on the periphery of the brood, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, France© Georges Lopez / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Beekeeper uncapping a few cells on a frame containing the honey

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Mountain beekeeper: weekly control of the colony. Buckfast bees: crossing of 2 strains: Italian bees and black bees. Characteristics: prolific and known for their gentle behaviour, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, France.Mountain beekeeper: weekly control of the colony. Buckfast bees: crossing of 2 strains: Italian bees and black bees. Characteristics: prolific and known for their gentle behaviour, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, France.Mountain beekeeper: weekly control of the colony. Buckfast bees: crossing of 2 strains: Italian bees and black bees. Characteristics: prolific and known for their gentle behaviour, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, France.© Georges Lopez / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Mountain beekeeper: weekly control of the colony. Buckfast bees:

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Mountain beekeeper: weekly control of the state of the colony. Buckfast bees: crossing of 2 strains: Italian bees and black bees, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, FranceMountain beekeeper: weekly control of the state of the colony. Buckfast bees: crossing of 2 strains: Italian bees and black bees, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, FranceMountain beekeeper: weekly control of the state of the colony. Buckfast bees: crossing of 2 strains: Italian bees and black bees, Lacarry, La Soule, Basque Country, France© Georges Lopez / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Recovery of a swarm of bees in a house, FranceRecovery of a swarm of bees in a house, FranceRecovery of a swarm of bees in a house, France© Eric Guilloret / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Recovery of a swarm of bees in a house, FranceRecovery of a swarm of bees in a house, FranceRecovery of a swarm of bees in a house, France© Eric Guilloret / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Swarm of bees in a house, FranceSwarm of bees in a house, FranceSwarm of bees in a house, France© Eric Guilloret / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Jars of honey placed on beehive frames, beekeeper Christian Becker, Miellerie des quatre Fontaines, Oppenans, Haute Saone, FranceJars of honey placed on beehive frames, beekeeper Christian Becker, Miellerie des quatre Fontaines, Oppenans, Haute Saone, FranceJars of honey placed on beehive frames, beekeeper Christian Becker, Miellerie des quatre Fontaines, Oppenans, Haute Saone, France© Denis Bringard / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Beekeeper inspecting hives during honey productionBeekeeper inspecting hives during honey productionBeekeeper inspecting hives during honey production© Eric Guilloret / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Honey bees (Apis mellifera) on pollen cellsHoney bees (Apis mellifera) on pollen cellsHoney bees (Apis mellifera) on pollen cells© Eric Guilloret / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Honey bees (Apis mellifera) on pollen cellsHoney bees (Apis mellifera) on pollen cellsHoney bees (Apis mellifera) on pollen cells© Eric Guilloret / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Honey bees on a hive frameHoney bees on a hive frameHoney bees on a hive frame© Eric Guilloret / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Honey bee (Apis mellifera), Honeycomb on a branch of Gaiac, New CaledoniaHoney bee (Apis mellifera), Honeycomb on a branch of Gaiac, New CaledoniaHoney bee (Apis mellifera), Honeycomb on a branch of Gaiac, New Caledonia© Nicolas-Alain Petit / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Wild Bees (Apis sp), Pantanal, BrazilWild Bees (Apis sp), Pantanal, BrazilWild Bees (Apis sp), Pantanal, Brazil© Régis Cavignaux / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Wild Bees (Apis sp), Pantanal, Brazil

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Killers Africanized Honeybees. The wax that closes the wax cells full of honey is cut. PanamaKillers Africanized Honeybees. The wax that closes the wax cells full of honey is cut. PanamaKillers Africanized Honeybees. The wax that closes the wax cells full of honey is cut. Panama© Eric Tourneret / BiosphotoJPG - RMNon exclusive sale
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Killers Africanized Honeybees. The wax that closes the wax cells

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Killers Africanized Honeybees. The men cut the wax cap that proves that the honey is ripe upon harvesting and, in the background, another man handles the cappings dryer. PanamaKillers Africanized Honeybees. The men cut the wax cap that proves that the honey is ripe upon harvesting and, in the background, another man handles the cappings dryer. PanamaKillers Africanized Honeybees. The men cut the wax cap that proves that the honey is ripe upon harvesting and, in the background, another man handles the cappings dryer. Panama© Eric Tourneret / BiosphotoJPG - RMNon exclusive sale
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The Honey Nights. The honey comb is cut cleanly. The honey harvester leaves a bit of honey on the comb, as well as the pollen and the brood. In the day, most of the bees chased away during the harvest return to their comb. If the flowers continue to blossom, they bring honey back to the comb again and the collectors will return a week later to again harvest the honey. This semi-domestication is an ingenious means of countering the natural instinct of the giant bees, which migrate over several hundred kilometers each year and easily change nests. Borneo, IndonesiaThe Honey Nights. The honey comb is cut cleanly. The honey harvester leaves a bit of honey on the comb, as well as the pollen and the brood. In the day, most of the bees chased away during the harvest return to their comb. If the flowers continue to blossom, they bring honey back to the comb again and the collectors will return a week later to again harvest the honey. This semi-domestication is an ingenious means of countering the natural instinct of the giant bees, which migrate over several hundred kilometers each year and easily change nests. Borneo, IndonesiaThe Honey Nights. The honey comb is cut cleanly. The honey harvester leaves a bit of honey on the comb, as well as the pollen and the brood. In the day, most of the bees chased away during the harvest return to their comb. If the flowers continue to blossom, they bring honey back to the comb again and the collectors will return a week later to again harvest the honey. This semi-domestication is an ingenious means of countering the natural instinct of the giant bees, which migrate over several hundred kilometers each year and easily change nests. Borneo, Indonesia© Eric Tourneret / BiosphotoJPG - RMNon exclusive sale
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The Honey Nights. The honey comb is cut cleanly. The honey

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The Honey Nights. The day after the harvest, in the village of Lubak Mawang, the men from Pak Hamsah's family prepare the honey to be sold. They cut the combs and filter the nectar. For the start of this season, the harvest was meager: only 18kg were extracted the previous evening. Borneo, IndonesiaThe Honey Nights. The day after the harvest, in the village of Lubak Mawang, the men from Pak Hamsah's family prepare the honey to be sold. They cut the combs and filter the nectar. For the start of this season, the harvest was meager: only 18kg were extracted the previous evening. Borneo, IndonesiaThe Honey Nights. The day after the harvest, in the village of Lubak Mawang, the men from Pak Hamsah's family prepare the honey to be sold. They cut the combs and filter the nectar. For the start of this season, the harvest was meager: only 18kg were extracted the previous evening. Borneo, Indonesia© Eric Tourneret / BiosphotoJPG - RMNon exclusive sale
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The Honey Nights. The day after the harvest, in the village of Lubak Mawang, the men from Pak Hamsah's family prepare the honey to be sold. They cut the combs and filter the nectar. For the start of this season, the harvest was meager: only 18kg were extracted the previous evening. Borneo, IndonesiaThe Honey Nights. The day after the harvest, in the village of Lubak Mawang, the men from Pak Hamsah's family prepare the honey to be sold. They cut the combs and filter the nectar. For the start of this season, the harvest was meager: only 18kg were extracted the previous evening. Borneo, IndonesiaThe Honey Nights. The day after the harvest, in the village of Lubak Mawang, the men from Pak Hamsah's family prepare the honey to be sold. They cut the combs and filter the nectar. For the start of this season, the harvest was meager: only 18kg were extracted the previous evening. Borneo, Indonesia© Eric Tourneret / BiosphotoJPG - RMNon exclusive sale
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The Honey Nights. The day after the harvest, the men from Pak Hamsah's family prepare the honey. They cut the combs and filter the nectar. For the start of this season, the harvest was meager: only 18kg were extracted the previous evening. Borneo, IndonesiaThe Honey Nights. The day after the harvest, the men from Pak Hamsah's family prepare the honey. They cut the combs and filter the nectar. For the start of this season, the harvest was meager: only 18kg were extracted the previous evening. Borneo, IndonesiaThe Honey Nights. The day after the harvest, the men from Pak Hamsah's family prepare the honey. They cut the combs and filter the nectar. For the start of this season, the harvest was meager: only 18kg were extracted the previous evening. Borneo, Indonesia© Eric Tourneret / BiosphotoJPG - RMNon exclusive sale
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Combs of bees hanging from a tree branch, Nommay, Doubs, FranceCombs of bees hanging from a tree branch, Nommay, Doubs, FranceCombs of bees hanging from a tree branch, Nommay, Doubs, France© Dominique Delfino / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Stingless bee (Tetragonisca angustula) brood cell. Panama, The tropical world of stingless beesStingless bee (Tetragonisca angustula) brood cell. Panama, The tropical world of stingless beesStingless bee (Tetragonisca angustula) brood cell. Panama, The tropical world of stingless bees© Eric Tourneret / BiosphotoJPG - RMNon exclusive sale
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Stingless bee (Tetragonisca angustula) brood cell. Panama, The

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The nest of the minuscule Stingless bee (Paratrigona guatemalensis) with a royal cell. The tropical world of stingless beesThe nest of the minuscule Stingless bee (Paratrigona guatemalensis) with a royal cell. The tropical world of stingless beesThe nest of the minuscule Stingless bee (Paratrigona guatemalensis) with a royal cell. The tropical world of stingless bees© Eric Tourneret / BiosphotoJPG - RMNon exclusive sale
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The first evening of the harvest, the men gather to spend the night in the hut of a herdsman, built on high-altitude pastures. Once again, the giant bee of the Himalayas put up a fearsome fight. Solukumbu, Nepal. The tiger men honey huntingThe first evening of the harvest, the men gather to spend the night in the hut of a herdsman, built on high-altitude pastures. Once again, the giant bee of the Himalayas put up a fearsome fight. Solukumbu, Nepal. The tiger men honey huntingThe first evening of the harvest, the men gather to spend the night in the hut of a herdsman, built on high-altitude pastures. Once again, the giant bee of the Himalayas put up a fearsome fight. Solukumbu, Nepal. The tiger men honey hunting© Eric Tourneret / BiosphotoJPG - RMNon exclusive sale
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Bolo Kesher, the Bung Perengge with his son Shimbu. Shimbu will havest honey as his father but for the moment he'is studing computers in a university. Solukumbu, Nepal. The tiger men honey huntingBolo Kesher, the Bung Perengge with his son Shimbu. Shimbu will havest honey as his father but for the moment he'is studing computers in a university. Solukumbu, Nepal. The tiger men honey huntingBolo Kesher, the Bung Perengge with his son Shimbu. Shimbu will havest honey as his father but for the moment he'is studing computers in a university. Solukumbu, Nepal. The tiger men honey hunting© Eric Tourneret / BiosphotoJPG - RMNon exclusive sale
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The men responsible for recovering honey are the khudhapup (“khuda” means honey in Rai). They empty the basket into a large, repoussé metal jar before filtering it. Solukumbu, Nepal. The tiger men honey huntingThe men responsible for recovering honey are the khudhapup (“khuda” means honey in Rai). They empty the basket into a large, repoussé metal jar before filtering it. Solukumbu, Nepal. The tiger men honey huntingThe men responsible for recovering honey are the khudhapup (“khuda” means honey in Rai). They empty the basket into a large, repoussé metal jar before filtering it. Solukumbu, Nepal. The tiger men honey hunting© Eric Tourneret / BiosphotoJPG - RMNon exclusive sale
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The outside of the comb containing the brood is simply cut off and crashes to the ground, where the men collect the scattered pieces to recover wax and larvae. Solukumbu, Nepal. The tiger men honey huntingThe outside of the comb containing the brood is simply cut off and crashes to the ground, where the men collect the scattered pieces to recover wax and larvae. Solukumbu, Nepal. The tiger men honey huntingThe outside of the comb containing the brood is simply cut off and crashes to the ground, where the men collect the scattered pieces to recover wax and larvae. Solukumbu, Nepal. The tiger men honey hunting© Eric Tourneret / BiosphotoJPG - RMNon exclusive sale
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Because of the nest’s structure, comprising a single comb, the honey storage cells of the giant Himalayan bee are five to ten times longer than those of our Apis mellifera, which measure barely more than half an inch. Solukumbu, Nepal. The tiger men honey huntingBecause of the nest’s structure, comprising a single comb, the honey storage cells of the giant Himalayan bee are five to ten times longer than those of our Apis mellifera, which measure barely more than half an inch. Solukumbu, Nepal. The tiger men honey huntingBecause of the nest’s structure, comprising a single comb, the honey storage cells of the giant Himalayan bee are five to ten times longer than those of our Apis mellifera, which measure barely more than half an inch. Solukumbu, Nepal. The tiger men honey hunting© Eric Tourneret / BiosphotoJPG - RMNon exclusive sale
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The men responsible for recovering honey are the khudhapup (“khuda” means honey in Rai). They empty the basket into a large, repoussé metal jar before filtering it. Solukumbu, Nepal. The tiger men honey huntingThe men responsible for recovering honey are the khudhapup (“khuda” means honey in Rai). They empty the basket into a large, repoussé metal jar before filtering it. Solukumbu, Nepal. The tiger men honey huntingThe men responsible for recovering honey are the khudhapup (“khuda” means honey in Rai). They empty the basket into a large, repoussé metal jar before filtering it. Solukumbu, Nepal. The tiger men honey hunting© Eric Tourneret / BiosphotoJPG - RMNon exclusive sale
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In the world of social insects, few spectacles are as impressive as that of a colony of giant bees, where 50,000 individuals can be seen at once, tightly amassed at the top of an immense orange disc. Solukumbu, Nepal. The tiger men honey huntingIn the world of social insects, few spectacles are as impressive as that of a colony of giant bees, where 50,000 individuals can be seen at once, tightly amassed at the top of an immense orange disc. Solukumbu, Nepal. The tiger men honey huntingIn the world of social insects, few spectacles are as impressive as that of a colony of giant bees, where 50,000 individuals can be seen at once, tightly amassed at the top of an immense orange disc. Solukumbu, Nepal. The tiger men honey hunting© Eric Tourneret / BiosphotoJPG - RMNon exclusive sale
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Tetragonisca angustula bees, which only measure 4 millimeters, in the wax cone that reduces the size of the entrance to their nest, with pollen grains in their mandibles. Stingless bees of the AmazonTetragonisca angustula bees, which only measure 4 millimeters, in the wax cone that reduces the size of the entrance to their nest, with pollen grains in their mandibles. Stingless bees of the AmazonTetragonisca angustula bees, which only measure 4 millimeters, in the wax cone that reduces the size of the entrance to their nest, with pollen grains in their mandibles. Stingless bees of the Amazon© Eric Tourneret / BiosphotoJPG - RMNon exclusive sale
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The little trigone bee, Tetragonisca angustula, which only measures 4 millimeters, builds a wax cone of a few centimeters to protect its honey supply. The cone's color depends on the plants that the bee has visited.. Stingless bees of the AmazonThe little trigone bee, Tetragonisca angustula, which only measures 4 millimeters, builds a wax cone of a few centimeters to protect its honey supply. The cone's color depends on the plants that the bee has visited.. Stingless bees of the AmazonThe little trigone bee, Tetragonisca angustula, which only measures 4 millimeters, builds a wax cone of a few centimeters to protect its honey supply. The cone's color depends on the plants that the bee has visited.. Stingless bees of the Amazon© Eric Tourneret / BiosphotoJPG - RMNon exclusive sale
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