Honey Bee Wax Glands

I managed to get an almost-in-focus photo of a honey bee excreting wax today:

A bee producing wax. (July 14, 2012.)

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 thoughts on “Honey Bee Wax Glands

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

    Thank you!

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