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dorsata_nest_guarding_edges

dorsata_nest_guarding_edges

Because the giant honey bees nest in the open, they have many more guard bees compared to A. mellifera, which just needs 20-100 guards near the entrance. Here you see guard bees around the areas of the nest that is in contact of the roof of the eaves.

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