Story: Beekeeping

Taking nectar from a flower

Taking nectar from a flower

Close-up, the head of a bee looks quite fearsome. However, the long tongue, called a proboscis, is merely used for collecting nectar from flowers.

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Allan Gillingham, 'Beekeeping - Bee activities and communication', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/15744/taking-nectar-from-a-flower (accessed 3 June 2020)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008