Sharing here some of the particularities about this bee species (Frieseomelitta varia - Marmelade Bee)
Until recently this was a difficult species to do maintenance, because of how they build their nest.
Here is the brood area, they build the individual cells in bundles, not in combs. It's really easy to damage the brood while doing maintenance or splitting the swarm without the right nest box.
(Next month I'll be splitting 2 of my swarms, I can record and post it if you guys want it)
Newly emerged worker
Here is the area where the polen and honey is stored
The polen is stored in these column-like structures and the honey in these dark-colored little pots.
Let ne know if you want more about these other bee species, I've access to a lot of different species, each one with different behaviors and ways to funcyion as a swarm. I'd love to show them if you want
(I've created this thread here because I wasn't sure in what forum place it. If there's a better place, please let me know, I'll delete this one and re-post in the right place).
* For some reason, the images are going sideways, don't know why...