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A worker (left) offers liquid food to a hungry young drone before he emerges from his cell.

A worker (left) offers liquid food to a hungry young drone before he emerges from his cell. By Alex Wild.

A bee is drinking water.

Bees suck water in through their proboscis, the same "straw" used for nectar. The bees are one reason I spray down the plants in the morning on hot summer days. It will attract and support more pollinators.

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Swarming is the process by which a new honey bee colony is formed when the queen bee leaves the colony with a large group of worker bees. Swarms are usually not aggressive unless provoked.

Using Essential Oils for #Honeybees. Three primary essential oils are useful in #beekeeping: lemongrass, spearmint and thyme. Other oils such as wintergreen, spearmint and tea tree oil are also used in some formulations.

Using Essential Oils for Honeybees - -Hometeading and Livestock

Using Essential Oils for Honeybees. Three primary essential oils are useful in beekeeping: lemongrass, spearmint and thyme. Other oils such as wintergreen, spearmint and tea tree oil are also used in some formulations.

A perfectly symmetrical  royal cell hangs head  down from a comb.  This cell has not yet been  sealed by the bees  and one can see a  six day old larva  exclusively feeding  on royal jelly.

gREAT BEE WEBSITE WITH GREAT PICTURES. A perfectly symmetrical royal cell hangs head down from a comb. This cell has not yet been sealed by the bees and one can see a six day old larva exclusively feeding on royal jelly.

Honey Bee Eggs

Honey bee is a valuable insect with hindwings. Their life cycle completed through four steps. The four steps of honey bee life cycle are shortly described below.

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