Story: Beekeeping

Collecting honeydew

Collecting honeydew

Honeybees look for sustenance from sources other than flowers. This bee is collecting honeydew secreted by scale insects on a black birch tree.

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Photograph by Peter E. Smith

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Allan Gillingham, 'Beekeeping - Bee species', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/15759/collecting-honeydew (accessed 1 October 2020)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008