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File:European honey bee extracts nectar.jpg

English: A European honey bee ( Apis mellifera) extracts nectar from an Aster flower using its proboscis. Tiny hairs covering the bee's body maintain a slight electrostatic charge, causing pollen from the flower's anthers to stick to the bee, allowing for pollination when the bee moves on to another flower.
Français : Abeille européenne ( Apis mellifera) prélevant du nectar d'une fleur d'Aster a l'aide de son probocis. Les fins poils recouvrant le corps de l'abeille maintiennent une charge electrostatique, qui provoque l'adhesion des grains de pollen des étamines de la fleur sur son corps, et permet à la pollinisation de s'effectuer.
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English: A European honey bee ( Apis mellifera) extracts nectar from an Aster flower using its proboscis.

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