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Buildings combs. Bees use 8 to 9 kilos of honey and pollen to produce one kilogram of wax

Buildings combs. Bees use 8 to 9 kilos of honey and pollen to produce one kilogram of wax

HoneyBee working. #Honey #Bee extracts nectar from a flower as pollen grains stick to its body

HoneyBee working. #Honey #Bee extracts nectar from a flower as pollen grains stick to its body

Rurification: Where Does the Wax Come From? Bees excrete wax from their abdomens.  It comes off in scales.

Rurification: Where Does the Wax Come From? Bees excrete wax from their abdomens. It comes off in scales.

A honey bee is a member of the genus Apis distinguished by the production and storage of honey and the construction of perennial, colonial nests from wax.

A honey bee is a member of the genus Apis distinguished by the production and storage of honey and the construction of perennial, colonial nests from wax.

Honey bee Rake - The honey bee uses this "rake" to scrape together the pollen that is collected on the pollen brush of the opposite rear leg

Honey bee Rake - The honey bee uses this "rake" to scrape together the pollen that is collected on the pollen brush of the opposite rear leg

Bees initially make circular cells and use their body heat to turn the wax into a viscous liquid. Then the surface tension at the 3-point junctions pulls the wax into a hexagonal shape.

Bees initially make circular cells and use their body heat to turn the wax into a viscous liquid. Then the surface tension at the 3-point junctions pulls the wax into a hexagonal shape.

DID YOU KNOW? Bees have what is called a "comb" on their hind legs; this is made up of small hairs that aid in the collection of pollen. She deposits pollen into the tiny baskets, which are another collection of hairs that is situated right above the comb. The bee pollen basket can hold up to 1,000,000,000 grains of pollen. #AMAZING!  #HappyFriday, Really Raw Honey fans!

DID YOU KNOW? Bees have what is called a "comb" on their hind legs; this is made up of small hairs that aid in the collection of pollen. She deposits pollen into the tiny baskets, which are another collection of hairs that is situated right above the comb. The bee pollen basket can hold up to 1,000,000,000 grains of pollen. #AMAZING! #HappyFriday, Really Raw Honey fans!

Here's a clear picture of what the Varroa destructor mites look like when attached to the back of a honeybee.

Here's a clear picture of what the Varroa destructor mites look like when attached to the back of a honeybee.

A nice picture of a honeybee with filled pollen baskets and a great link to the dangers of products that harm bees.  Worker with Full Pollen Baskets

A nice picture of a honeybee with filled pollen baskets and a great link to the dangers of products that harm bees. Worker with Full Pollen Baskets

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