Just after this was taken a Robber Fly, Genus Diogmites - Hanging-thieves snatched this bee off the flower. She never had a chance. I caught up with it later on a nearby "Yellow Bells" bush but it had already consumed its prey by then and was stalking other honey bees.
Had time to shoot pictures at the VEG (Victoria Master Gardeners Gardens). Honey Bees all over the place nectaring on fall composite blooms.
Today at lunch, I explored this little area off of 360... I hear it is to be developed, so I want to document what's out there... before it's gone. :-/
A bee colony seen near the beach, late-afternoon.
Got a sweet haircut at Procuts, so to celebrate, I ventured out around this artificial creek. Saw lots of trash and a few organisms.
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...