A wild colony of honey bees lives inside a chimney of an old house. They have just started to become active again this spring
Seen in multiple locations.
A swarm in a tree...
The bee is yellow and has a very thick and pale fur located on the thorax. It has black markings on the lower part of the body. It has one pair of transparent long wing. The bee has two black eyes and antennas. It's antennas are very short and thin. The eyes are in an oval shape. This type of bee is attracted to brightly colored flowers like yellow. The bee can sting many other insects if they try to consume him because that is it's defense mechanism.
It was fairly warm that day. The Japanese Pittosporum in my garden had flowers blooming and i notice that honey bees were extracting from the flowers. I don't know where all the bees come from however i see them every spring.
Honey bees (or honeybees) are a subset of bees in the genus Apis, primarily distinguished by the production and storage of honey and the construction of perennial, colonial nests out of wax. Honey bees are the only extant members of the tribe Apini, all in the genus Apis. Currently, there are only seven recognised species of honey bee with a total of 44 subspecies, though historically, anywhere from six to eleven species have been recognised. Honey...