Hymenoptera: Bees, Wasps, and Sawflies - Alex Wild Photography
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Apis mellifera

Apis mellifera

Honey bee queens normally mate with multiple drones to ensure a genetically diverse colony. Depending on the color of the parents, this diversity may be visible in the varying hues of the worker force.

Urbana, Illinois, USA

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