Honey Bee Zoological Poster - 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, for storage in the hive. Selective Apiculture (or beekeeping) has resulted in a domesticated breed that produces the surplus honey that we enjoy. The Western Honey Bee is an important crop pollinator, especially since the number of wild pollinators has dropped enormously with the slow decline of wild meadows and grasslands. Depicted at the top are two worker bees near a flower; depicted below are a queen, worker and drone, the development of a Bee from egg to larva to pupa, and anatomical details. This is one of a wonderful series of Scientific German Educational Charts, created in the 1950s and 60s and still produced by the original printer, internationally recognized for producing educational science charts since 1929. These charts are issued today using the original film and same methods as the first printing. They are printed without inscription for both classroom study and decorative purposes, with special attention paid to botanical detail and scientific accuracy.
Mounted on linen canvas stretched on wooden rods for display, each measures 44.5 inches tall by 32.25 inches wide (85 cm x 120 cm), and comes with a nylon cord strung through the top wooden rod for easy hanging. Each comes securely rolled and will be shipped to you in a sturdy mailing tube. These lovely botanical posters are large, colorful and impressive pieces of science decor. Add a touch of vintage classroom style to your home today!
Dimensions: 36"W x 46.5"H
Scientific Name: Apis mellifica
Material: Linen backed canvas
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