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; Nesting
Organisms Animals
Animals Insects
Date July 06, 2004
Honeybee nest showing empty cells, not yet used to raise brood
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Honeybee nest showing empty cells. These cells are clean and new, and they have clearly not been used to raise brood. When foraging bees bring large quantities of nectar into the nest, the house bees will sense the growing lack of storage space for nectar and honey; as a result, they build new storage cells such as these.