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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Honeybee takes a drink!

Call me quirky. I like to watch insects drink from water droplets. I had my camera with me when this honeybee decided to take a drink. Enlarge the photos by clicking on them for a very close look.
The honeybee was finishing off a drop of water when I got there. 
Then it paused while deciding on another. 
It found a nice drop and stuck its proboscis in. 
Just one camera click later and the drop was half its original size. 
On hot days honeybees sometimes spread water on their hives and fan it with their wings for evaporative cooling! 

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