Observations in the Family: Apidae

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

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Not a sweet ending

How to truss a stinger
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Dreyersdal Bergvliet
Observed: 11th November 2014
Added: 24th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Honeybees (Graaff Reniet)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSouth African National Parks
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Location: Camdeboo EEC
Observed: 21st April 2015
Added: 22nd April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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Cape Honeybee

Cape Honeybee
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Joostenbergkloof
Observed: 14th April 2015
Added: 22nd April 2015
Identifications:1
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Honeybee on Mirrorface

Honeybee on Mirrorface
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Block A17 Tokai unburned
Observed: 9th September 2014
Added: 21st April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Honeybee on Cluster Spiderhead

Honeybee on Cluster Spiderhead
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Block A17 Tokai burned
Observed: 9th September 2014
Added: 21st April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Honeybee on Cluster Spiderhead

Honeybee on Cluster Spiderhead
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Block A17 Tokai burned
Observed: 9th September 2014
Added: 20th April 2015
Identifications:1
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Insect with long proboscis

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By: yadz
Location: Durban, South Africa
Observed: 17th April 2015
Added: 17th April 2015
Likely ID: Xylocopa
Identifications:1
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Description:

A continuous yellow patch is in the thorax region. It has along proboscis and was seen near flowers. The abdomen is black and hairless

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Star-apple bee

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Ruitersbos
Observed: 27th February 2015
Added: 16th April 2015
Likely ID: Xylocopa
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Strange nests

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By: rjpretor
Entomological Society of AmericaEntomological Society of Southern AfricaLepidopterists' Society of Africa
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Location: Between Bultfontein & Welkom, FS
Observed: 2nd April 2015
Added: 14th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

The entrance hole had a fairly large diameter (approx. 1.5 cm). Unfortunately, I never got to see the inhabitants.

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Carpenterbee on yellow pea

Carpenterbee on yellow pea
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Buys-se-pad: ridge to east
Observed: 28th March 2015
Added: 7th April 2015
Identifications:1
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Blue Sweat Bee

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Location: Kampersrus, Limpopo
Observed: 17th February 2014
Added: 7th April 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
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Description:

Smallish body (13mm), black with blue stripes

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Cape Honeybee

Honeybee
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Block A8a Tokai
Observed: 3rd September 2014
Added: 6th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Heli bee little red ab

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: River north
Observed: 14th February 2015
Added: 5th April 2015
Likely ID: Allodapula
Identifications:1
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Apis mellifera (Honey Bee) on Zygophyllum morgsana

 Apis mellifera (Honey Bee) on Zygophyllum morgsana
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Goukamma Nature Reserve
Observed: 11th March 2015
Added: 4th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Heli honeybee

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: River north
Observed: 14th February 2015
Added: 4th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Carpenter Bee

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Kingfisher Corner, Sedgefield
Observed: 11th January 2015
Added: 4th April 2015
Identifications:2
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large carpenter bee

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By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: Kareedouw
Observed: 28th March 2015
Added: 29th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Description:

Size approx 40 mm

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Honeybee on Red Coffeebush

Honeybee on Red Coffeebush
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Kleinmond Three Sisters summit ridge walk
Observed: 7th March 2015
Added: 24th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Honey Bees

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Location: Mfazana Hide
Observed: 15th March 2015
Added: 20th March 2015
Identifications:1
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Bees mating

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Location: Medike
Observed: 14th February 2015
Added: 20th March 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
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Honey Bee

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Location: Reynolds Street
Observed: 5th February 2015
Added: 17th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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New Zealand Carpenter

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 4th March 2015
Added: 15th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

All black carpenter bee, no yellow tufts on sides, slightly smaller than usual X. caffra and a lot smaller than X. flavorufa. First such species I've seen in garden.

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Carpenterbee

Carpenterbee
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Tokai A17a Palmiet Patch
Observed: 28th January 2015
Added: 15th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

thieving!

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irresistible

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Scottburgh Golf Club
Observed: 3rd March 2015
Added: 15th March 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:2
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busy bee

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By: mary hunter
Sedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: The Island Sedgefield
Observed: 8th March 2015
Added: 11th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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African Honeybee (Apis mellifera subsp. scutellata)

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Observed: 8th November 2014
Added: 8th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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African Honeybee (Apis mellifera subsp. scutellata)

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Location: Mlawula Nature Reserve, road from EEC towards Mbuluzi Gorge
Observed: 20th April 2014
Added: 8th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Black Carpenter Bee and the Purple Thistle - Swarthoutboorderby en die Pers Dissel

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Location: Uitzicht farm Trompsburg, Vrystaat
Observed: 14th February 2015
Added: 5th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

All black carpenter bee

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White stripes

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By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: Presidentsrus
Observed: 28th February 2015
Added: 1st March 2015
Likely ID: Thyreus
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Carpenter Bee approx. 25mm with dark red band

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Location: Grunter Street
Observed: 28th February 2015
Added: 28th February 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
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Species with which Cuckoo Bees, Digger Bees, Carpenter Bees, Honey Bees & Sweat Bees or Honeybees (Apidae) interacts