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What a day Near the end of a long summer day, this western honey bee does not feed on this flower, it sleeps on it, as if it is securing breakfast for the next morning. Apis mellifera,Geotagged,Heesch,Macro,The Netherlands,Western honey bee Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

What a day

Near the end of a long summer day, this western honey bee does not feed on this flower, it sleeps on it, as if it is securing breakfast for the next morning.

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  1. Very nice photo. Posted 8 years ago

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The western honey bee or European honey bee is the most common of the 7–12 species of honey bee worldwide. The genus name ''Apis'' is Latin for "bee", and ''mellifera'' is the Latin for "honey-bearing", referring to the species' production of honey.

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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Jul 24, 2013. Captured Jul 9, 2013 21:15 in Nistelrodeseweg 28, 5384 PN Heesch, The Netherlands.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/8.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO100
  • 105mm