So many beehives !!!
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|Never seen so many beehives on a tree together. Such social behavior is less seen with this species. I took this photograph at Munnar, Kerala.|
A beehive is an enclosed structure in which some honey bee species of the subgenus Apis live and raise their young. Natural beehives are naturally occurring structures occupied by honeybee colonies, while domesticated honeybees live in man-made beehives, often in an apiary. These man-made structures are typically referred to as "beehives". Several species of Apis live in hives, but only the western honey bee (Apis mellifera) and the eastern honey bee (Apis cerana) are domesticated by humans. A natural beehive is comparable to a bird's nest built with a purpose to protect the dweller.
The beehive's internal structure is a densely-packed matrix of hexagonal cells made of beeswax, called a honeycomb. The bees use the cells to store food (honey and pollen) and to house the "brood" (eggs, larvae, and pupae).
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Amazing photo of all the beehives in the same tree,
being in back-light and with the vegetation of the
background it gives a dramatic effect to the image, TFS
My dear friend Subhash
Thank you for your interesting contribution and educational notes.
I add your work to my theme "Animals' Behavior", thanks for sharing.
Greetings from the Tzaneen Dam in Limpopo, South Africa