Honeybee Swarming (29 images)

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Just as Mankind has spread across the world in successive waves of migration, the bee has colonized favorable biotopes by hiving off. The apis mellifera has, in effect, two reproduction cycles: one, individual, is through births within the hive; the other, social, is through the hiving off of part of the colony. Man has domesticated the bee by providing wild swarms with a habitat made of sandstone or straw, or hollowed out of a trunk. Until just recently, beekeepers practiced the gathering of...
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