Observations in the Family: Apidae

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

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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

Dead bee
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
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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
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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
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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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Observed: 2nd April 2013
Added: 28th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Apis mellifera subsp. capensis (Honey Bee) on Melianthus major

 Apis mellifera subsp. capensis (Honey Bee) on Melianthus major
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: Fynbos Estate, Malmesbury
Observed: 10th October 2014
Added: 26th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Weighed down by pollen

Weighed down by pollen
By: Brittany
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersSouth African National Biodiversity Institute
Location: Tandfontein Farm
Observed: 9th October 2014
Added: 23rd October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Honey bee

Honey bee
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Location: Mfazana Hide
Observed: 19th October 2014
Added: 22nd October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Bioblits 21 October '14

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By: Andrea Cowan
Location: 24, Rhodes Dr
Observed: 21st October 2014
Added: 22nd October 2014
Likely ID: Xylocopa caffra
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:4
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bee my honey

bee my honey
By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Ashley Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 3rd October 2014
Added: 22nd October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Small blue-black carpenter - Montagu WCape

Small blue-black carpenter - Montagu WCape
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Location: Pietersfontein, Montagu WCape
Observed: 15th September 2014
Added: 19th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Giant Carpenter Bee

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed: 14th October 2014
Added: 16th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Visiting Pelargoniums, two similar types next to each other.

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Apis mellifera subsp. capensis (Honey Bee) on Echium plantagineum (Patterson's Curse)

 Apis mellifera subsp. capensis (Honey Bee) on Echium plantagineum (Patterson's Curse)
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: Fynbos Estate, Malmesbury
Observed: 10th October 2014
Added: 15th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Carpenter Bee

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By: qgrobler
Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency
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Location: 5, Edge View Road
Observed: 7th October 2014
Added: 7th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Apis mellifera subsp capensis

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Location: Anysberg Nature Reserve
Observed: 1st October 2014
Added: 7th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Insect

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Location: Spruit St, Dullstroom
Observed: 5th October 2014
Added: 5th October 2014
Likely ID: Thyreus
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Carpenter Bee visiting

Carpenter Bee visiting
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Location: Grunter St, St Lucia
Observed: 5th October 2014
Added: 5th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Solitary bee - Pakhuis Pass WCape

Solitary bee - Pakhuis Pass WCape
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Location: Pakhuis Pass, R364, Clanwilliam WCape
Observed: 9th September 2014
Added: 4th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Buzz about the zygo - Pakhuis Pass WCape

Buzz about the zygo - Pakhuis Pass WCape
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Location: Pakhuis Pass, R364, Clanwilliam WCape
Observed: 9th September 2014
Added: 4th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Honey Bee visiting Ocimum obovatum

Honey Bee visiting Ocimum obovatum
By: Suvarna_PB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersSouth African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: UKZN School of Life Sciences paddock
Observed: 27th September 2014
Added: 2nd October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Carpenter Bee visiting

Carpenter Bee visiting
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Location: Grunter St, St Lucia
Observed: 28th August 2014
Added: 28th September 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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finding sustenance

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 26th September 2014
Added: 27th September 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

50mm (approx) fella at one of the few blooming plants in the drought-ravaged indigenous garden

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