Observations in the Family: Apidae

Common Name: Cuckoo Bees, Digger Bees, Carpenter Bees, Honey Bees & Sweat Bees or Honeybees

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bee

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By: Kristine
Location: Glenwood House wetlands
Observed: 20th January 2015
Added: 29th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Bee

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: House
Observed: 21st January 2015
Added: 23rd January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Bee

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By: Faan du PreezFaan du Preez’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Mosselbaai Punt
Observed: 21st January 2015
Added: 21st January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:2
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African Honeybee, Heuningby 3

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Location: Farm Urikos, Maltahohe, Namibia
Observed: 14th December 2014
Added: 20th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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African Honeybee, Heuningby 2

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By: Alex DreyerAlex Dreyer is knowledgeable about InvertebratesAlex Dreyer’s earned reputation in InvertebratesAlex Dreyer’s earned reputation in InvertebratesAlex Dreyer’s earned reputation in InvertebratesAlex Dreyer’s earned reputation in InvertebratesAlex Dreyer’s earned reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Farm Urikos, Maltahohe, Namibia
Observed: 14th December 2014
Added: 20th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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bee in a jam

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Location: Gaborone North, home
Observed: 15th December 2014
Added: 20th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

popular wall space, the bee was advancing towards the light, the moth didn't budge. Bees (5 or 6) are regularly coming into the house at night and buzzing around the lights, many curl up and die but survivors are sometimes given a sucrose breakfast and are sent on their way. (there are 2 wild hives and one cultivated hive in the garden)

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Cape Honeybee (and big buddy) on Whorl Heath

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By: Lee Jones
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Good Hope Garden Nursery
Observed: 17th January 2015
Added: 19th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:3
Description:

Very busy - mostly robbing from the base of the corolla tubes.

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Xylocopa visiting Whorl Heath

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By: Lee Jones
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Good Hope Garden Nursery
Observed: 17th January 2015
Added: 19th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Buzzed between E. verticillata, Grewia occidentalis and Polygala virgata.

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Bee

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By: HermanViviersHermanViviers’s reputation in InvertebratesHermanViviers’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Moreletakloof Nature Reserve,Pretoria
Observed: 17th January 2015
Added: 18th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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African Honeybee (Apis mellifera subsp. scutellata)

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Observed: 11th March 2006
Added: 18th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Thyreus (Bee) (GRBG)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSouth African National Parks
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Garden
Observed: 13th January 2015
Added: 13th January 2015
Likely ID: Thyreus
Identifications:2
Agreements:4
Comments:3
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Carpenter bee

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By: PottasPottas’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Dessert Hills Farm, Swakop river, Swakopmund, Namibia
Observed: 3rd January 2015
Added: 9th January 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:1
Description:

Honey bee I found in different locations in the Namib

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Honey bees

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By: PottasPottas’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Dessert Hills Farm, Swakop river, Swakopmund, Namibia
Observed: 3rd January 2015
Added: 9th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

Honey bees species unknown

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Carpenter bee?

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By: PottasPottas’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Desert Hills Farm, Swakop river, Swakopmund, Namibia
Observed: 3rd January 2015
Added: 9th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Some carpenter bee of a kind observed at Dessert Hills farm next to the Swakop river, Swakopmund, Namibia

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Bee (KarNP)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSouth African National Parks
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Location: Karoo National Park
Observed: 5th January 2015
Added: 15th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Drinking water from a pond

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455 Bee small polleny

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Chilibush
Observed: 4th January 2015
Added: 5th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Bees

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Location: Sodwana camp staff gate
Observed: 29th October 2014
Added: 25th December 2014
Likely ID: Meliponula
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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indigenous alien pollinator?

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Alwil garage, Uvongo
Observed: 15th December 2014
Added: 15th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Bee Visiting Pea

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By: Mo_
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)
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Location: Matroosberg, near top of Main Gully ski lift
Observed: 14th December 2014
Added: 15th December 2014
Likely ID: Honeybees (Apis)
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Bee being eaten by Crabspider

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed: 8th December 2014
Added: 9th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Grounded bee

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Garden
Observed: 5th December 2014
Added: 6th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Unable to take off due to wing damage

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370 First honeybee!

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Garden
Observed: 26th November 2014
Added: 29th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Dead bee

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By: Dewidine
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersGroen Sebenza
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Location: Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Observed: 22nd November 2014
Added: 26th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Carpenter Bee

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: 34, Lismore Ave
Observed: 22nd February 2014
Added: 18th November 2014
Likely ID: Xylocopa caffra
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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bee

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By: Douglas Euston-BrownDouglas Euston-Brown’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Driefontein, Upper Breede Valley
Observed: 13th November 2014
Added: 13th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Allodapula

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Location: Faerie Glen Natuurreservaat
Observed: 8th November 2014
Added: 9th November 2014
Likely ID: Allodapula
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Yellow Carpenter Bee

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed: 2nd November 2014
Added: 7th November 2014
Likely ID: Xylocopa
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

About half the size of a Giant Carpenter Bee.

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Honey bee on Vygie

Honey bee on Vygie
By: errol.douwes
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Backpackers ClubWildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa
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Location: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Observed: 13th September 2014
Added: 3rd November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Xylocopa caffra (Carpenter Bee)

Xylocopa caffra (Carpenter Bee)
By: Jacques Kuyler
City of Cape Town Biodiversity Management Branch
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Location: Zonnekus Rd, Cape Farms
Observed: 27th October 2014
Added: 29th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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African Honeybee (Apis mellifera subsp. scutellata)

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By: kbraunsdkbraunsd’s reputation in Invertebrateskbraunsd’s reputation in Invertebrateskbraunsd’s reputation in Invertebrates
Observed: 2nd April 2013
Added: 28th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Species with which Cuckoo Bees, Digger Bees, Carpenter Bees, Honey Bees & Sweat Bees or Honeybees (Apidae) interacts