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On the Hunt: Honeybee Scouts Find Food

Bees Know Their Numbers

A honeybee (Apis mellifera) forages for pollen on a daisy-like flower in a cultivated garden on a winter day in Africa.

Bees Do the Wave to Save Their Lives

(Image credit: Gerald Kastberger.)

Giant honeybees, native to Asia, can be twice the size of Western honeybees. This species performs a shimmering wave to ward off predatory wasps.

Busy as Bees: Reproductive Chaos after Queen's Death

(Image credit: © Nature)

This nest of Asian dwarf red honeybees is built as a single comb from a twig, making it accessible to invading workers from other colonies once the queen dies.

Fly larvae comes out of honeybee

fly honeybee

(Image credit: John Hafernik)

An A. borealis larvae crawls out of a dead honeybee.

Jennifer Welsh
Jennifer Welsh graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz's Science Communication graduate program after working at a start up biotech company for three years after getting her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of Notre Dame. She has worked at WiredScience, The Scientist and Discover Magazine before joining the Live Science team.