Observations in the Family: Apidae

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

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Hunnybee

Hunnybee
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: 2nd July 2016
Added: 29th July 2016
Identifications:1
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Honeybee in Waterberg

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By: Wynand Uys
Kruger2Canyons
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Location: Jembisa, Palala River, Waterberg
Observed: 19th July 2016
Added: 24th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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A big meal

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By: Robert Taylor
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Mtunzini forest walk by fence
Observed: 4th December 2015
Added: 23rd July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Bee pollinating Geranium

Schlechter's Geranium  (Geranium schlechteri) Tugela Falls WalkKeywords: CREW;Dicotyledons;Flower;GERANIACEAE;Geranium schlechteri;Indigenous;Least Concern
By: PeterRWarren
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMidlands Conservancies Forum
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Location: Royal Natal NP, Tugella Falls walk
Observed: 21st February 2016
Added: 19th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Description:

Notes for Openlearn Introduction to Ecosystems 16

Bee visiting geranium. Bees play a vital role in the pollination of food crops and thus the loss of this species would be catastrophic for humans. Win Win interaction.

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Apis mellifera subsp. capensis on Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. fruticosus

 Apis mellifera subsp. capensis  on Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. fruticosus
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Belvedere Plantation
Observed: 26th June 2016
Added: 16th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Bertie's bee

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 12th July 2016
Added: 12th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Photo credit: bertie Jordaan, cellphone

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Carpenter cached by Jannie

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 12th May 2010
Added: 12th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Description:

Large and fresh

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Bee visiting yellow vygie

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Location: Krans Nature Reserve, McGregor
Observed: 25th June 2016
Added: 9th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Restio bees

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Location: 129, Park St Greyton
Observed: 3rd July 2016
Added: 4th July 2016
Identifications:1
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Description:

Scores of bees visiting this plant.

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Unknown

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Location: Botaniese tuine, Potchefstroom.
Observed: 15th February 2016
Added: 4th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Hunnybee

Limestone Sugarbush
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Dreyersdal Road Bergvliet
Observed: 2nd July 2016
Added: 4th July 2016
Identifications:1
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Description:

Collecting mainly pollen, but some nectar

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Hunnybee

Hunnybee
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: 2nd July 2016
Added: 4th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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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: Dreyersdal Road Bergvliet
Observed: 2nd July 2016
Added: 4th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

Compared to the frenetic activity on Aloes, these poor plants are "almost never" visited by Honeybees.

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Bees inhabiting a Hamerkop nest

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Location: Whipstock Farm
Observed: 30th June 2016
Added: 3rd July 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:13
Description:

The interaction/association is not with the Hamerkop bird itself, but with its nest

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Allodapula on Carpobrotus edulis subsp. edulis

Allodapula on Carpobrotus edulis subsp. edulis
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaweed AtlasSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Belvedere Plantation
Observed: 26th June 2016
Added: 28th June 2016
Likely ID: Allodapula
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Kleinmond carpenter

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By: magrietb
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Location: Palmiet boardwalk, Kleinmond
Observed: 1st February 2016
Added: 27th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Da BIG Carpenter

Da BIG Carpenter
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Location: Mkuze
Observed: 25th June 2016
Added: 26th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Carpenters

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Location: Mkuze
Observed: 25th June 2016
Added: 26th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Collecting goo to seal nests …

Collecting goo to seal nests …
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: Fernkloof Lemonenkop above Fernkloof Valley from Adder Trail
Observed: 21st May 2016
Added: 26th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:2
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Insect eaten by oriole

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 22nd June 2016
Added: 22nd June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Slow start on a cold morning

Slow start on a cold morning
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 12th June 2016
Added: 12th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Halictidae sp. (Sweat Bee) on Delosperma patersoniae

Halictidae sp. (Sweat Bee) on Delosperma patersoniae
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaweed AtlasSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Coney Glen
Observed: 8th June 2016
Added: 11th June 2016
Likely ID: Allodapula
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Bee caught by Crabspider

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 7th June 2016
Added: 10th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Honey bees

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By: Sishozonke
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Ladybrand House 36
Observed: 31st October 2012
Added: 1st June 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:2
Description:

Wahlengergia androsacca is a favorite vegetable amongst Basotho when everything else has wielded. Under organic gardening and if left alone will provide pollen to bees from late autumn to mid-summer. Associated honey taste far better than fynbos honey which I began having a liking of.

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Bumble bee

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By: Robert Taylor
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Siyaya before bridge
Observed: 30th March 2016
Added: 30th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Cape Honeybee (G.Route Dam)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureCrustacean AtlasGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSeaKeysSouth African National Parks
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Location: Garden Route Dam
Observed: 8th May 2016
Added: 22nd May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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UCT bees

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By: Sishozonke
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Uct Upper Campus
Observed: 22nd May 2016
Added: 22nd May 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Bee sleep

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Location: Korsman Bird Sanctuary, Benoni 1501
Observed: 16th May 2016
Added: 16th May 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
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Description:

Black and white cuckoo bee asleep on the top of a grass stalk clutching it solely with his jaws. He waved out his tucked-n legs when disturbed, in a surreal Cirque du Soleil-style trick of the insect world.

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Apidae

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By: rjpretor
Entomological Society of AmericaEntomological Society of Southern AfricaLepidopterists' Society of Africa
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Location: Bloemfontein
Observed: 15th May 2016
Added: 16th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Bee visiting bergmelkbos - Lourensford

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By: carina l
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersSea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Lourensford, granite close to river, site 2
Observed: 5th May 2016
Added: 9th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Species with which Cuckoo Bees, Digger Bees, Carpenter Bees, Honey Bees & Sweat Bees or Honeybees (Apidae) interacts