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25.7 x 34.3 cm ⏐ 10.1 x 13.5 in (300dpi)
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Honey bee (Apis mellifera) collecting nectar from a flower. The nectar is drawn out of the flower through its proboscis (hollow tongue). This is a field bee, an older female worker bee who spends time out of the colony foraging for food. The bee collects the nectar in a honey sac (part of the oesophagus). When the sac is full the bee returns to the colony to regurgitate the nectar to a younger worker bee to deposit in the honeycomb.
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