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Apis mellifera colony - Apis mellifera - female

Apis mellifera colony - Apis mellifera - Female
Devils Cash Box near Montosa Canyon, Santa Rita Mts, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
August 30, 2020
On a north-facing limestone cliff on a cool, cloudy day. I have seen these exposed colonies a few times (sometimes just honeycomb and other times with bees covering it) on rock cliffs and once on a high branch of a cottonwood tree. Frass if not appropriate for BugGuide.

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