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Thank you worker bee!!! - Grazie Ape operaia!!!

The Workers bees gather pollen into the pollen baskets on their back legs, to carry back to the hive where it is used as food for the developing brood. Pollen carried on their bodies may be carried to another flower where a small portion can rub off onto the pistil, resulting in cross pollination. Almost all of civilization's food supply (maize is a noteworthy exception) depends greatly on crop pollination by honey bees, whether directly eaten or used as forage crops for animals that produce milk and meat. Nectar is sucked up through the proboscis, mixed with enzymes in the stomach, and carried back to the hive, where it is stored in wax cells and evaporated into honey.

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L'ape operaia. Raccoglie all'esterno dell'alveare tutto il necessario per la sopravvivenza della sua colonia: il polline, il nettare, l'acqua e il propoli. Sulle due zampe posteriori ci sono tanti peli ricurvi che formano una specie di cestello che l’ ape riempie pettinandosi il polline che si posa sul suo corpo , e lo pressa formando palline gialle attorno alle zampine .

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Taken on June 7, 2012