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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Apis mellifera subsp. capensis

 Apis mellifera subsp. capensis
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: Brenton-on-Sea
Observed: 21st March 2014
Added: 21st February 2015
Identifications:1
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Apis mellifera subsp. scutellata (African Honeybee) on Ornithogalum saundersiae

Apis mellifera subsp. scutellata (African Honeybee) on Ornithogalum saundersiae
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: Frere Road
Observed: 8th February 2015
Added: 20th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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The Bee by the Crab on the Poker

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By: Lee Jones
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Good Hope Garden Nursery
Observed: 14th February 2015
Added: 17th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:2
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Three goggas

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By: sue marsden
Cola ConservancySedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: Sedgefield
Observed: 12th February 2015
Added: 16th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Honey Bee and the Buffalo Thorn - Heuningby en die Blinkblaar-wag-'n-bietjie

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Location: Oniksstraat, Bloemfontein
Observed: 7th February 2015
Added: 11th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Honey bee being attacked by unknown insects

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By: RjctRjct’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Muizenberg
Observed: 7th February 2015
Added: 8th February 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

I noticed a honey bee on the ground that seemed to be in distress. Looking closely I saw about 10 of these little insects attacking it. Almost swarming over it. The Bee seemed unable and not even trying to fly away. It was seen under a flowering gum where the bees were collecting pollen. Video available.

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Who Dunnit and Gate Crashers

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 5th February 2015
Added: 5th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:6
Description:

Bee, the victim. Two spiders, crab and possible jumping spider seem to be feeding off it. Small flies joining in.the feast. Who was the killer?

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bee

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By: mary hunter
Sedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: the island, sedgefield, south africa
Observed: 28th April 2004
Added: 31st January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:1
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bee

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By: Kristine
Glenwood House School
Location: Glenwood House wetlands
Observed: 20th January 2015
Added: 29th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Bee

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: House
Observed: 21st January 2015
Added: 23rd January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Bee

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Location: Mosselbaai Punt
Observed: 21st January 2015
Added: 21st January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:2
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African Honeybee, Heuningby 3

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Location: Farm Urikos, Maltahohe, Namibia
Observed: 14th December 2014
Added: 20th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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African Honeybee, Heuningby 2

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Location: Farm Urikos, Maltahohe, Namibia
Observed: 14th December 2014
Added: 20th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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bee in a jam

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Location: Gaborone North, home
Observed: 15th December 2014
Added: 20th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

popular wall space, the bee was advancing towards the light, the moth didn't budge. Bees (5 or 6) are regularly coming into the house at night and buzzing around the lights, many curl up and die but survivors are sometimes given a sucrose breakfast and are sent on their way. (there are 2 wild hives and one cultivated hive in the garden)

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Cape Honeybee (and big buddy) on Whorl Heath

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By: Lee Jones
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Good Hope Garden Nursery
Observed: 17th January 2015
Added: 19th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:3
Description:

Very busy - mostly robbing from the base of the corolla tubes.

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Bee

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Location: Moreletakloof Nature Reserve,Pretoria
Observed: 17th January 2015
Added: 18th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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African Honeybee (Apis mellifera subsp. scutellata)

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Observed: 11th March 2006
Added: 18th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Honey bees

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Location: Dessert Hills Farm, Swakop river, Swakopmund, Namibia
Observed: 3rd January 2015
Added: 9th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

Honey bees species unknown

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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
Comments:0
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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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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
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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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bee

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Location: Driefontein, Upper Breede Valley
Observed: 13th November 2014
Added: 13th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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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
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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
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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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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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