Caption: Trophallaxis is the transfer of food or other fluids among members of a community of social insects such as honey bees. Trophallaxis can serve as a means of communication in bees by spreading the colony odour that identifies members and providing cues about the amount of food available in the colony.

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Keywords: animal, apis mellifera, bee, behavior, caste, colony, comb, communication, community, food, hive, honey, honey bee, honeybee, honeycomb, hymenoptera, insect, nest, sharing, social, social interaction, society, trophallaxis, worker

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Honey bees sharing food

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