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bees and queen - Apis mellifera - female

bees and queen - Apis mellifera - Female
Cold Hollow Cider Mill, Stowe, Lamoille County, Vermont, USA
July 14, 2010
I didn't know if one of those hives set up indoors so people can see the bees counts as captive, but seeing that there are honey bees in july in Vermont, I don't think it would hurt to put that info in.
I know there's a lot of honey bee pics but I thought this one would be good because it shows the bees around the queen.

The royal court
The workers that are constantly attending to the queen are called her "royal court". Very nice photo!

queen
Like your shot. I've had bee collectors at my house for the past two weekends. Thought I had a "new" swarm. Starting To dismantle the side of my garage. Your pic gives me a better idea of what to be looking for the next collection.

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