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Dead male drone honey bee (Apis mellifera) with everted penis. Male honey bees exist solely to mate with a queen, and do not collect nectar for the hive. They mate with a queen bee by everting their penis and firing a parcel of sperm into her abdomen. This process invariably kills the male bee. Filmed in Normandy, France.
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