Observations in the Genus: Apis

Showing all observations that have a likely ID using the The South African National Biodiversity Institute's southern African Species Dictionary

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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

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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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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
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: 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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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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Scores of bees visiting this plant.

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Hunnybee

Limestone Sugarbush
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
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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

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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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
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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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Full panniers

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Fancourt Links
Observed: 5th May 2016
Added: 7th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Jumping the gun

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Zevenwacht Wine Estate
Observed: 17th April 2016
Added: 29th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Honey bee warming up in the morning sun

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Location: Welgemoed, Bellville
Observed: 24th April 2016
Added: 24th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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I found this lone honey bee warming up in a sunny spot on the garden wall early this morning. Not particularly wet. Flew off a few minutes later.

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Beei-ing Eaten

Apis mellifera subsp. scutellata
By: Gigi
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Location: Unnamed Road, Stormberg District
Observed: 20th March 2016
Added: 9th April 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
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Bee caught and been eaten by skink

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Bee

Waterlily and Bee
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Morgans Bay Cliff Trail
Observed: 7th March 2016
Added: 9th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Milkshake-lover

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By: jimmymac2
Member of RSPB Wildlife Explorers
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Location: 2, Cussonia Ave
Observed: 26th March 2016
Added: 7th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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One of the things I like most about South Africa are the strawberry milkshakes. One of the things I like least are the bees that also like strawberry milkshakes.

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Erasmuskloof - Cape Honey Bee

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By: jimmymac2
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Location: Erasmuskloof, Pretoria
Observed: 25th March 2016
Added: 7th April 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:3
Description:

There were many of these buzzing around this attractive-for-bees shrub.

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Lily bee

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Location: 129, Park St Greyton
Observed: 21st February 2016
Added: 21st February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Insect being eaten by Assassinbug

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 13th February 2016
Added: 20th February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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African Honeybee (Apis mellifera subsp. scutellata)

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Location: Mlawula Nature Reserve, Siphiso campsite eastern shelter
Observed: 28th December 2015
Added: 7th February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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