Honey bee (Apis mellifera) - Joana Wiesbaum de Paiva Boléo

NAME: Joana Wiesbaum de Paiva Boléo
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TITLE: Honey bee (Apis mellifera)
TECHNIQUE: Graphite pencil on paper, A3
YEAR: 2015
DESCRIPTION: The European honey bee (Apis mellifera) is a species of honey bee.
In a colony, there are three types of bees: the workers witch are the most common, their functions are numerous; the drones, that are the male bees; and the queen bees, which priority is to reproduce.
This one is a worker, witch function is to gather polen. These insects are the most responsible for pollination of fowers.
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