Honey Bees & Beekeeping - Alex Wild Photography
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A worker honey bee fans air over the exposed Nasonov gland near the tip of her abdomen. The orientation pheromones produced by the gland help other bees orient to the colony. 

Urbana, Illinois, USA

A worker honey bee fans air over the exposed Nasonov gland near the tip of her abdomen. The orientation pheromones produced by the gland help other bees orient to the colony.

Urbana, Illinois, USA

Nasonov glandchemical communicationhoney beesApis melliferapheromonesorientation pheromone