Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Apis
Family: Apidae (Insecta/Hymenoptera)
Taxon : Land invertebrate
Group : Animal

SPECIES
mellifera
NOTES

A long-tongued, social bee which has distinct casts. The nests are made in cavities and consist of parallel, vertical combs which contain two layers of hexagonal cells. The adult bees have a nasty sting. A major plant pollinator.


AUTHORITY
Linnaeus, 1758
Sub Author
(Eschscholtz, 1822)
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
Insect (6 legs) 


Colour
Notes: Banded in brown and yellow
Colour: Brown
Notes: Yellow bands on a brown body
Colour: Yellow
Common Name
Honey bee
Bee
Cape honey bee
Habitat
NOTES: Found on flowers in the veld
HABITAT NAME: Veld
NOTES: Found on flowers in the bush
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Food
The honey is edible and highly sought after
Toxicity
Deliver a nasty sting which can be fatal to sensitive people
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Apis mellifica



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