Kōrero: Beekeeping

Beehive entrance

Beehive entrance

The entrance to a beehive is populated by worker bees, which are non-reproducing female bees. Some are young guard bees, who check each new arrival to ensure that they are a member of the hive. Others are largely older worker bees returning to the hive to inform others where the best flowers are located, and to deposit the nectar and pollen they have collected.

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Reference: Be106Rbt.tif
Photograph by G. R. Roberts

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Allan Gillingham, 'Beekeeping - Managing the beehive', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/15762/beehive-entrance (accessed 4 October 2023)

He kōrero nā Allan Gillingham, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008