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Serving the Queen by XD-385 Serving the Queen by XD-385
The queen bee being surrounded by and tended to by her subjects.
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belzelga1 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
I hope that colony hasnt been affected by that colony collaps disorder.
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HMSQuilava Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
GOD SAVE THE FREAKING QUEEN!!!

<nuke>
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belzelga1 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
Know that I look at the pic, I notice that that is a new foundation and I reall think that is a new hive or colony or both.
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XD-385 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009  Student Writer
Maybe. The hive wasn't completely packed like last year.
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belzelga1 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
Ether that or the owner just harvested the honey the same day the picture was taken.
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belzelga1 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
This brings back memories from years ago when my dad, my uncle, and I use to be into the beekeeping hobby. We had to quit however because fire ants and june bugs irritated the bees so much that they left and the medicine became too expensive. Even the cellphone towers near by caused them to die off. That why my class mates gave me the nickname "beeman" because of my knowledge of honey bees. If someone asks me about honey bees, most of the time I can answer their questions.
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XD-385 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009  Student Writer
How the hell would cellphone towers have any effect on bees?:O_o:
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belzelga1 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
Well the radio waves from them have been known of mess with a bees sense of direction which causes the workers, which are female, to be unable to get back to the hive. I dont know if this is true however because it is just a scientific study. So I have no way if bees are affected by phone towers.
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Ultimate-Zelda-fan Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
Wow, you are incedibly lucky to be able to spot the queen bee!
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XD-385 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Student Writer
It's fairly easy since someone put a white dot on her. You can also tell because she has a longer abdomen than the others.
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namcofan123 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
where was this photo taken :?
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XD-385 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Student Writer
The Incestarium at the St. Louis Zoo. The only problem is that the queen needs to have her back to you in order to make out that dot.
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Ultimate-Zelda-fan Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
Good point.
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Iron-Confederate Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There was one time where I've seen the queen bee actually working along with her subjects.
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XD-385 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Student Writer
Even if she's the queen, she still has duties to carry out.
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Iron-Confederate Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay, by the way, did you check out my latest update in my gallery. It's a commission I bought from :iconchochi:
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Goldenhalo Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
She gets a ton o' attention.
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Snowfyre Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
oooo bugs....
Though I'd never seen a queen bee before.
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June 28, 2009
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FUJIFILM
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FinePix J15fd
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1/8 second
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F/2.8
Focal Length
6 mm
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200
Date Taken
Jun 25, 2009, 6:02:16 AM
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