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Arizona State University

Old Bees Collect Nectar and Pollen

Caption: Old bees collect nectar and pollen. Most bees start doing this job when they are 3-4 weeks old, and after that they age very quickly. Their bodies and wings become worn and they loose the ability to learn new things. Most food collector bees die after about 10 days.

Credit: Christofer Bang

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