Water collection cools hive: honeybee
Honeybees cool the hive by collecting water, spreading it, and fanning to increase evaporation.
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Apis mellifera Linnaeus
IUCN Red List Status: Unknown
Some organism data provided by: ITIS: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Using collected water combined with fans to cool buildings.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Construction, manufacturing, clothing
Susan W. Nicholson
Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria