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.
Honey Bee found in Eaton Canyon
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
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...