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Worker Bee

Worker Bee
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Copyright: Vishal Sabharwal (shal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
Genre: Protoctista
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 D, UV Filter
Exposure: f/22, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-22 18:19
Viewed: 3574
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Honeybee, Apis Mellifera

Workers, the smallest bees in the colony, are sexually undeveloped females. A colony can have 50,000 to 60,000 workers.

The life span of a worker bee varies according to the time of year. Her life expectancy is approximately 28 to 35 days. Workers that are reared in September and October, however, can live through the Beewinter.

Workers feed the queen and larvae, guard the hive entrance and help to keep the hive cool by fanning their wings. Worker bees also collect nectar to make honey. In addition, honey bees produce wax comb. The comb is composed of hexagonal cells which have walls that are only 2/1000 inch thick, but support 25 times their own weight.

Honey bees' wings stroke 11,400 times per minute, thus making their distinctive buzz.

Cheers TFV,
Vishal Sabharwal

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-04-22 21:07]

Hi Vishal,
nice capture, good sharpness, excellent POV and lovely details.

Hi Vishal,
It's a good shot, good pov and framing. Thank you,

Good capture, Vishal.
The image is quite sharp and clear with a good DOF.

  • Great 
  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-04-25 5:28]

Hi Vishal
Nice close-up shot. Good sharpnes, details colours and DOF.
Well done


Hi Vishal

Another excellent photo from your camera.
A really good composition that is sharp and clear.
Thanks for sharing.



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