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Recent observations

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Honey Bee Apis mellifera

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lynnwatson

Date

September 1, 2014 09:38 AM PDT

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Genus Apis

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star_bit

Date

August 30, 2014 05:19 PM PDT

Description

Bee drinking from water fountain

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Genus Apis

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star_bit

Date

August 30, 2014 03:33 PM PDT

Description

Bees in a tree + HUGE bracket fungus. We could see the spores drifting off the fungus as the bees buzzed around it!

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What

Honey Bee Apis mellifera

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mayfly1963

Date

August 30, 2014

Description

As I was returning from my walk this morning, I happened to notice bees who appeared to be going in and out a spot on a catalpa tree where a limb had broken off some time ago. I went back later in the day, and took this picture of what appears to be the guard bees around the opening.

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Honey Bee Apis mellifera

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dpom

Date

August 29, 2014

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Honeybee Apis mellifera

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maractwin

Date

August 29, 2014 03:46 PM EDT

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Honey Bee Apis mellifera

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johnratzlaff

Date

August 29, 2014 11:19 AM EDT

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Honey Bee Apis mellifera

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dfwuw

Date

September 29, 2009

Place

(Somewhere...)

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duarte

Date

August 26, 2014

Description

One of my uncle's colonies of Iberian Honey Bees (Apis mellifera iberica or Apis mellifer iberiensis). Notice the dark coloration and low hairiness compared to other subspecies. I would hesitate to call them captive, because, other than occupying man-made hives, they fend for themselves, but I ticked the box anyway.

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Honey bee Apis mellifera

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digitalvapor

Date

August 22, 2014 02:10 PM PDT

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Honey bee Apis mellifera

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abodony

Date

August 27, 2014 12:14 PM PDT

Description

On rosemary plant

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Honey Bee Apis mellifera

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bon35

Date

August 27, 2014 11:49 AM PDT

Description

Hymenoptera
Flew to a flower and landed, moved quickly and landed again. Black and yellow striped body

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Description from Wikipedia

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...

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