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Western honey bee


Western honey bee
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Copyright: Thijs van Balen jr (Pentaxfriend) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 514 W: 24 N: 1888] (8048)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: nikon D 200, Sigma 105mm 1:2.8 D Macro EX, Digital ISO 200
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-06 11:28
Viewed: 3013
Points: 5
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Apidae
Genus: Apis
Species: A. mellifera
Binomial name: Apis mellifera

The Western honey bee or European honey bee (Apis mellifera) is a species of honey bee. The genus Apis is Latin for "bee", and mellifera comes from Latin melli- "honey" and ferre "to bear"—hence the scientific name means "honey-bearing bee". The name was coined in 1758 by Carolus Linnaeus who, realizing that the bees do not bear honey, but nectar, tried later to correct it to Apis mellifica ("honey-making bee") in a subsequent publication. However, according to the rules of synonymy in zoological nomenclature, the older name has precedence. As of October 28, 2006, the Honey Bee Genome Sequencing Consortium fully sequenced and analyzed the genome of Apis mellifera.
In 2007 media attention focused on colony collapse disorder, a decline in European honey bee colonies in a minority of regions of North America.


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  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-06-06 11:35]

Hallo Thijs,
Erg mooie scherp gedetailleerde foto van deze bij. Prachtige natuurlijke kleuren en een heel goede compositie. Ook een prima diepte in de foto.
Groet,
Peter

  • Good 
  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2011-06-06 12:40]

A picture with a very good difinition and a very natural color. un saludo.

Ciao Thijs, lovely busy bee on a beautiful flower, splendid natural colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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