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The lower portion of the honey bee head has several structures that combine to make up the mouthparts. Bees have spatula-shaped mandibles.

Worker bees feed the larvae in the cells of a brood box. In the pupa stage, the tiny organism hidden under the capping is starting to look like an adult bee.

When we look at a single honey bee we see a small, seemingly simple creature. In this lesson, we looks at the story of the honey bee, from egg to adult.

Posted in Diseases of Adult Bees, Pests and Diseases, Viral Diseases of Western honeybees across the globe, particularly for the European honey bee Apis.

A honey bee colony typically consists of three kinds of adult bees: workers, drones, and a queen. Several thousand worker bees cooperate in nest building, food.