Life Cycle of Honey Bee - Apis mellifica
The Western Honey Bee is native to Europe, Africa and Asia and has been cultivated and kept by humans for thousands of years. A social insect, the Honey Bee collects nectar from flowers, and converts it to honey in its stomach with the addition of digestive enzymes, storing it in the hive. Selective Apiculture (or beekeeping) has resulted in a domesticated breed that produces the surplus honey that we enjoy.
This series of specimens mounted in a block of crystal-clear Lucite resin shows the life cycle of the Honey Bee in several stages, from egg to adult, and displays a Worker, Drone, and Queen, samples of Pollen, Wax Comb and Honey. Captured in stunning detail, this is a superb educational display or an unusual piece of science decor for a desk or shelf!
Dimensions: 6.5"W x 3"H x 1"D
Scientific Name: Apis mellifica
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