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Honey Bee?

Observed: 19th March 2011 By: mc9662
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

The sun is shining and things are starting to get going properly. My favourite time of year!

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) interacts

Comments

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The only UK bees that have an

The only UK bees that have an expanded back leg for collecting pollen are Honeybee and bumbles. All bumbles are much fatter and hairier than this, therefore Honeybee. Some solitary bees collect pollen on the legs, but loosely on hairs, and the legs are normal width.

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