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Western Honey Bee - worker

Apis mellifera

Description:

Although honey bees are quite inactive during the winter, they survive the winter months by clustering for warmth. By self-regulating the internal temperature of the cluster, the bees maintain 93 degrees Fahrenheit in the center of the winter cluster - regardless of the outside temperature.

Habitat:

Native to Europe, Asia, and Africa - introduced to North America.

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Northview, Michigan, USA

Spotted on Sep 3, 2012
Submitted on Mar 21, 2013

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