Description And Duty Of Workers

As all labor devolves on the workers, they are provided with a sack, or

bag, for honey. Basket-like cavities are on their legs, where they pack

the pollen of flowers into little pellets, convenient to bring home.

They are also provided with a sting, and a virulent poison, although

they will not use it abroad when unmolested, but, if attacked, will

generally defend themselves sufficient to escape. They range the fields

for honey and pollen, secrete wax, construct combs, prepare food, nurse

the young, bring water for the use of the community, obtain propolis to

seal up all crevices about the hive, stand guard, and keep out

intruders, robbers, &c., &c.

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