THE ANATOMY OF BEES. Allen Perkins Sr . FED 529 Computer-Based Instructional Technology. BEE ANATOMY. Head - contains eyes, antennae, and feeding structures. Thorax - contains wings, legs, and muscles involved in movement
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antennae, and feeding
legs, and muscles
involved in movement
They use their long, tubelike tongues like straws to suck the nectar out of the flowers and they store it in their "honey stomachs".
The honeybees return to the hive and pass the nectar onto other worker bees. These bees suck the nectar from the honeybee's stomach through their mouth
These "house bees" "chew" the nectar for about half an hour. During this time, enzymes are breaking the complex sugars in the nectar into simple sugars so that it is both more digestible for the bees and less likely to be attacked by bacteria while it is stored within the hive.HONEY CREATION