We managed to get two almost-in-focus photos of a honey bee excreting wax today:

The bee will pull away the wax with its back legs and use its mouth to shape the wax into comb.

At least that’s what a little birdie told me.

3 Responses to “Honey Bee Wax Glands”

  1. Catherine Dempsey says:

    Phillip, your photographs are wonderful. Boy are they helpful!

    Thank you!

  2. gisele says:

    oh wow! I can’t believe that you got pictures of that! Awesome!

  3. Chris Inch says:

    Very cool. Makes you appreciate how hard the bees work and how little wax each one produces.

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