Queen bee – marked with red spot and clipped - Stock image

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Queen bee – marked with red spot and clipped royalty-free stock photo
Queen bee – marked with red spot and clipped royalty-free stock photo

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Stock photo ID:510904403
Upload date:September 07, 2014

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Some beekeepers, particularly professional ones, mark the thorax of the queen bee with a spot of nail varnish in order to be able to spot her quickly during routine hive inspection; they also clip one of her wings to prevent her flying, with a view to controlling swarming. This is a photograph of such a marked and clipped queen bee. Also, in the picture can be seen her retinue of house bees all around her and facing towards, a drone bee on her left hand side, some fanning bees showing their nasanov (scent) glands to signal to other bees her location, and a pellet of fresh yellow pollen being brought in.
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