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The Court of the Sun | Apis mellifera Congregating in the court of the Sun,<br />
 the little king searches for his Queen,<br />
 eluding onlookers waiting to buzz the royal couple.<br />
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  1. Whoho, wow, just look at that. Four bees in an action shot and just look at those legs. Never seen m so detailed before. Applause! Posted 8 years ago
  2. Thanks Ludo. Always nice to catch a drone. Posted 8 years ago
  3. Amazing. I recently tried shooting some in-action bees but its so hard. 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.

Species identified by Rick Lieder
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Uploaded Jun 15, 2012.