Honeybee nest

Title Info
Common name Honeybee
Scientific name Apis mellifera
Taxonomic group Apidae
Source Dan L. Perlman
Change over time Life cycles
Behavior Social; Parental; Nesting
Organisms Animals
Animals Insects
Date July 06, 2004
Honeybee nest showing brood cells
Related materials: Honeybees

Honeybee nest showing brood cells. All of the capped cells contain pupae, while two uncovered cells in the lower center section contain larvae. Along the far right side one of the honeybees is deep within a cell; all that can be seen is her abdomen. She is cleaning a cell from which a young adult bee recently emerged.