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Cleaning the Tongue: A, B, C

So here you are, a honey bee seeking nectar from an unopened citrus blossom. And then your tongue (proboscis) becomes all sticky with pollen, nectar...

A honey bee takes a break and cleans her proboscis (tongue) after foraging on a citrus blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee takes a break and cleans her proboscis (tongue) after foraging on a citrus blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee takes a break and cleans her proboscis (tongue) after foraging on a citrus blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Break over and time to get back to work! A worker bee and a mandarin blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Break over and time to get back to work! A worker bee and a mandarin blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Break over and time to get back to work! A worker bee and a mandarin blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 3:32 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Food, Natural Resources

Ever Seen a Honey Bee Cleaning Her Tongue?

We humans brush our teeth, and we sometimes brush our tongues. But have you ever seen a honey bee cleaning her tongue? Bay Nature contributing...

A honey bee cleaning her tongue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee cleaning her tongue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee cleaning her tongue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 4:22 PM

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