Worker Honeybees , ( Apis Mellifera ) Fill The Hexagonal Chambers Of A Frame Wit ...
Stockphoto ID: 2975906
File name: SL_Beehive_SL2_9195.jpg
Format: digital, 5000+ pixels longest side
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Source: photographer Based in: Israel
Description: Worker honeybees , ( Apis mellifera ) fill the hexagonal chambers of a frame with honey made from nectar . The domesticated bee is given a frame with hexagonal foundations , several such frames forming a hive . The chambers are built up from wax secreted by the bee , filled with honey & capped again with wax . ( partially capped frame shown ) The keeper removes the frames in late summer to prevent the bees feeding on the honey over winter . He replaces it with syrup . Frames similar to these are used as breeding chambers where the queen lays her eggs .
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