Observations in the Family: Apidae

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

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Cuckoo bees

Cuckoo bees
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 16th May 2015
Added: 22nd May 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
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Little Carpenter

Carpenter bees
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 16th May 2015
Added: 22nd May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Stanley Nelson Drive big bee

bee carpenter on Adhatoda duvernoia SN Drv, Mthatha 9 Mar 090076
By: Mavourneen
Location: Mthatha Stanley Nelson Drive
Observed: 7th March 2009
Added: 22nd May 2015
Identifications:1
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Stanley Nelson big bee

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By: Mavourneen
Location: Mthatha Stanley Nelson Drive
Observed: 16th December 2006
Added: 22nd May 2015
Identifications:1
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Bee

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By: rjpretor
Entomological Society of AmericaEntomological Society of Southern AfricaLepidopterists' Society of Africa
Invertebrates expert
Location: Between Bultfontein & Welkom, FS
Observed: 18th April 2015
Added: 18th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Bee on echiostachys - Somerset West

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By: carina l
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersSea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: SW PARK
Observed: 30th September 2013
Added: 17th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:2
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Bee on Protea nerriifolia

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By: outrampsmarge
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Location: Robberg Corridor East
Observed: 8th May 2015
Added: 16th May 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Hairy insect. Head has compound eyes and antennae. Thorax has two pair of wings and three pairs of legs. Abdomen, hairless with stinger.

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Pollinator

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Tokai Park
Observed: 25th April 2015
Added: 12th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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Insect

Insect
By: Liezel Brand
Location: Hantam NBG at the office
Observed: 11th May 2015
Added: 12th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Honeybee on Water Witels

Honeybee on Water Witels
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Groot Winterhoek trail Driebosfontein to Paardevlei
Observed: 31st December 2014
Added: 7th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Carpenter Bee in the Verticillata Beds

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: A17b, Tokai Park
Observed: 7th February 2015
Added: 5th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Sugarbush Honey

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 27th April 2015
Added: 29th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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And the bees moved in

And the bees moved in
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 Road Bergvliet
Observed: 11th November 2014
Added: 26th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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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
Comments:0
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Honeybees (Graaff Reniet)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureCrustacean AtlasGarden 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
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: Joostenbergkloof
Observed: 14th April 2015
Added: 22nd April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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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
Comments:0
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Honeybee on Cluster Spiderhead

Honeybee on Cluster Spiderhead
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 burned
Observed: 9th September 2014
Added: 21st April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Honeybee on Cluster Spiderhead

Honeybee on Cluster Spiderhead
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 burned
Observed: 9th September 2014
Added: 20th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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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
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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

carpenter on dd 3
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
Comments:0
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Strange nests

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

Smallish body (13mm), black with blue stripes

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Cape Honeybee

Honeybee
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 A8a Tokai
Observed: 3rd September 2014
Added: 6th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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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
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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
Agreements:0
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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
Comments:0
Description:

Size approx 40 mm

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Species with which Cuckoo Bees, Digger Bees, Carpenter Bees, Honey Bees & Sweat Bees or Honeybees (Apidae) interacts