Electron Microscope Photos https://www.wimbledonbeekeepers.co.uk/apps/photos/ Electron Microscope Photos Honeybee Tongue The lower part of the elongate fused labial glossae is seen in this image. The glossae or tongue (rough structure in lower part of image) is surrounded by the maxillary galeae (smooth areas at top) and the labial palps (one is protruding to the left) forming a tubular proboscis containing a food canal. When feeding the honey bee dips its tongue into the nectar which adheres and the the tongue is retracted so that adhering liquid is carried into the space between the galeae and labial palps. Images used with permission from the Centre for Electron Optical Studies at The University of Bath UK. https://www.wimbledonbeekeepers.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=26912176 26912176 Honeybee Head Anterior-lateral view of head of a worker honey bee showing oval compound eyes, filliform antennae and complex mouthparts. The mouthparts of bees are adapted for chewing and lapping. Images used with permission from the Centre for Electron Optical Studies at The University of Bath UK. https://www.wimbledonbeekeepers.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=26912177 26912177 Honeybee Mouthparts The honey bee mouthparts are adapted to a lapping mode of feeding in which liquid food adhering to a 'tongue' or labial glossae is transferred from flower to mouth. This image shows top of mouthparts. The two triangular structures in the centre of image are the mandibles. Below protrudes the elongate and fused labial glossae which forms a hairy tongue. Images used with permission from the Centre for Electron Optical Studies at The University of Bath UK. https://www.wimbledonbeekeepers.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=26912188 26912188 Close up of pollen on Honeybee head Honey bee head - same area as in 'Honeybee Mouthparts' image centre top - showing pollen grains adhering to hairs - bees facilitate transfer of pollen from one plant to another. Images used with permission from the Centre for Electron Optical Studies at The University of Bath UK. https://www.wimbledonbeekeepers.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=26912178 26912178 Acarapis Woodi - Tracheal Mite https://www.wimbledonbeekeepers.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=65051877 65051877 Acarapis Woodi - Tracheal Mite Various life stages of A. woodi collected from honeybee treacheal tube (larva, male, female, egg) https://www.wimbledonbeekeepers.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=65051876 65051876 Acarapis Woodi - Tracheal Mite A. woodi female in honeybee tracheal tube https://www.wimbledonbeekeepers.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=65051878 65051878 Varroa Ventral view of the mite (female) https://www.wimbledonbeekeepers.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=65052322 65052322 Varroa Ventral view of the gnathosoma https://www.wimbledonbeekeepers.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=65052324 65052324 Varroa Destructor on honeybee host Varroa destructor is an external parasitic mite that attacks honey bees Apis cerana and Apis mellifera. The disease caused by the mites is called varroatosis. https://www.wimbledonbeekeepers.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=65051303 65051303 Varroa Varroa destructor on a honey bee host https://www.wimbledonbeekeepers.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=65052323 65052323