Saw this bee on a car door in parking lot 3 at Exposition Park in Los Angeles.
I saw at least 10 honey bees on some lemon mint in the edible garden section of the Nature Gardens at NHM.
Riverside County, California, US
Species: A. mellifera
Honeybee rocking pollen
07/29/2011, 7:53 AM
Canon EOS 7D, 1/2500 sec, f/5.6, 400mm (EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM), ISO 500 (auto), Exp comp 0
The western honey bee or European honey bee (Apis mellifera) is a species of honey bee. The genus Apis is Latin for "bee", and mellifera comes from Latin melli- "honey" and ferre "to bear"—hence the scientific name means "honey-bearing bee". The name was coined in 1758 by Carolus Linnaeus who, upon realizing the bees do not bear honey, but nectar, tried later to correct it to Apis mellifica ("honey-making bee") in a subsequent publication. However, according...