Observations in the Family: Apidae

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

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Pool critters: honeybee

Pool critters: honeybee
By: tony rebelo
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Location: Dreyersdal Rd Bergvliet
Observed on: 30th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Found in the pool

Needle fly

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 1st September 2009
Added to iSpot: 21st April 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 2

Flower Bee

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 23rd December 2011
Added to iSpot: 20th April 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 1

Apis mellifera c

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Location: De Hoop Nature Reserve
Observed on: 16th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 1

thirsty beelet

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed on: 16th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th April 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 4
Description: Tiny (8-odd mm long) black & white, hairy-socked bee drinking from fragrant Iboza leaf after rainshower. Either very placid or very thirsty: unconcerned about close camera.

Honeybee dying

Honeybee dying
By: tony rebelo
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Location: Langrietvlei
Observed on: 23rd March 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Presumably just natural mortality ...

Another bumble bee

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By: rjpretor
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Location: Unnamed Road, Lincoln
Observed on: 4th May 2012
Added to iSpot: 12th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Bumble bee

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By: rjpretor
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Location: Bison Trail, Lincoln
Observed on: 14th April 2012
Added to iSpot: 12th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 13

bulging breeches

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Location: Riversley Farm
Observed on: 9th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 11th April 2014
Likely ID: bees (Apidae)
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: tiny bees collecting pollen from the Nerine laticoma flowers. Possibly Mopane bees PGW(2004) p.422 but mention is made of in 5 further genera (not named) with stingless bees

Who or what made the holes?

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By: Richard Adcock
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Location: Rockview Dam Rd, Caledon
Observed on: 5th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 11th April 2014
Likely ID: Xylocopa
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 1
Description: To get the ball rolling I have added Xylocopa

bumble bee

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By: SandveldSandveld's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Main Rd, Still Bay West
Observed on: 11th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 11th April 2014
Likely ID: Xylocopa
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 3
Comments: 2
Description: small bumble bee, about 1,5 cm with very hairy legs

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Location: Aussenkehr Namibia
Observed on: 11th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 10th April 2014
Identifications: 3
Agreements: 3
Comments: 10
Description: Large Bumble Bee like insects, saw the same insect come out of whole in a reed stem

lunch B

lunch B
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Location: Gaborone North smallholdings
Observed on: 8th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 8th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: the trussed bee was lunch for the spider, the live bee was from the same hive, attracted to house lights a few evenings earlier.

Carpenter Bee on Erica

Carpenter Bee on Erica
By: Mariana
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Location: 1, Broadwith Rd
Observed on: 17th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 8th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 3

Carpenter

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By: vynbos
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Location: Trail to Rockview Dam
Observed on: 5th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 7th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

refreshing a tired digger

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By: Bushboy
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed on: 2nd March 2014
Added to iSpot: 4th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: 15mm body-length bee found crawling listlessly on the ground. Took her to blooming Asystasia clump nearby and she powered inside with vigour! Completely missed her when she emerged a few seconds later to zoom off ...

bee flower

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed on: 12th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 2nd April 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 2
Description: Hyperactive 10mm +- body-length bees. Adroit, but noisy flyers. Hover, shoot sideways, up, down and even backwards effortlessly. Visiting Plectranthus.

Carpenter Bee

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 1st April 2014
Added to iSpot: 2nd April 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Most common Carpenter Bee at the GRBG.

Cape Honeybee

Cape Honeybee
By: tony rebelo
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Location: Langebaan Lagoon: Geelbek trails
Observed on: 21st March 2014
Added to iSpot: 1st April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 1

Cape Honeybee

Cape Honeybee
By: tony rebelo
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Location: Langebaan Lagoon: Geelbek trails
Observed on: 21st March 2014
Added to iSpot: 1st April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Fuzzy bee

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By: MichaelWhiteheadMichaelWhitehead's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: R396, Mount Fletcher
Observed on: 6th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 31st March 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 4
Description: Large, slow flying bee visiting Gladiolus oppositiflorus for nectar. Had Satyrium pollinia stuck to face, eye and thorax.

Bye

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By: M KriekM Kriek's reputation in InvertebratesM Kriek's reputation in InvertebratesM Kriek's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: M18, Groenkloof 358-Jr
Observed on: 29th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 31st March 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Floral carpentry - Montagu WCape

Floral carpentry - Montagu WCape
By: Marion MacleanMarion Maclean's reputation in InvertebratesMarion Maclean's reputation in InvertebratesMarion Maclean's reputation in InvertebratesMarion Maclean's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Varswaterkloof old lands, Montagu WCape
Observed on: 28th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th March 2014
Likely ID: Xylocopa
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Working 9 to 5

Working 9 to 5
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Location: R35, Middelburg
Observed on: 29th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th March 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: link http://www.ispot.org.za/node/245952

Honey bee

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By: Phytofundi
Cape NatureGarden Route Botanical Garden
Location: 1, Progress St
Observed on: 11th November 2011
Added to iSpot: 28th March 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 2

Ginormous Bumble Bee

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By: SandveldSandveld's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Main Rd, Still Bay West
Observed on: 14th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th March 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: very large bumble bee, makes a buzzing sound when flying from flower to flower, prefers Polygala myrtifolia for foraging

Mantis eating bee

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By: carina l
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Location: Somerset West
Observed on: 28th June 2011
Added to iSpot: 25th March 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

yellow carpenter

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed on: 20th October 2013
Added to iSpot: 23rd March 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: On Justicia bloom

serious pollinator

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By: Bushboy
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed on: 14th October 2013
Added to iSpot: 23rd March 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Big fella getting stuck into a Combretum bracteosum bloom

Bee on daisy

Bee on daisy
By: tony rebelo
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Location: Conical Peak w Matroosberg Hex River
Observed on: 10th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th March 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 1

Apis mellifera dt

Apis mellifera dt
By: outramps
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Location: Nature's Valley Village
Observed on: 4th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th March 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Bee on Bract Spoonfig

Bee on Bract Spoonfig
By: tony rebelo
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Location: Honingklip
Observed on: 4th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 13th March 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 1
Description: Sorry: but it was very skittish.

Bee being eaten by Praying mantis

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 4th February 2011
Added to iSpot: 9th March 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Bee being eated by Yellow Crabspider

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 6th December 2011
Added to iSpot: 9th March 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Dew bee dew be do - Montagu WCape

Dew bee dew be do - Montagu WCape
By: Marion MacleanMarion Maclean's reputation in InvertebratesMarion Maclean's reputation in InvertebratesMarion Maclean's reputation in InvertebratesMarion Maclean's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Pietersfontein, Montagu WCape
Observed on: 17th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 7th March 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 3
Description: A bee on a mission! Buzzing inside the old flower stalk of Aloe striata.

Xylocopa

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By: saxicola
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Location: Mount Pleasant, Simon's Town
Observed on: 6th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 2nd March 2014
Likely ID: Xylocopa
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: About 20-22 mm long

Cape Sugarbird eating a bee

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 24th July 2010
Added to iSpot: 22nd February 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Huge carpenter bee - Montagu WCape

Huge carpenter bee - Montagu WCape
By: Marion MacleanMarion Maclean's reputation in InvertebratesMarion Maclean's reputation in InvertebratesMarion Maclean's reputation in InvertebratesMarion Maclean's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Die Boord, Montagu dorp, WCape
Observed on: 18th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd February 2014
Likely ID: Xylocopa
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: About 80 mm body length.

Carpenter Bee

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By: forshawn
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Location: Cederberg Mountains west of Sneeuberg Hut
Observed on: 15th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd February 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 1

Large bee

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By: rjpretor
Entomological Society of AmericaEntomological Society of Southern AfricaLepidopterists' Society of Africa
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Location: Old Oregon Trail, Scotts Bluff National Monument
Observed on: 29th June 2012
Added to iSpot: 21st February 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

_MG_1230 (Medium)

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By: Patrick Lane
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Location: Sneeuberg
Observed on: 15th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 17th February 2014
Identifications: 3
Agreements: 4
Comments: 3

Honeybee

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Location: River (pump)
Observed on: 16th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th February 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Allodapula sp. on Selago corymbosa

 Allodapula sp. on Selago corymbosa
By: Nicky
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Location: Charlesford 192 Portion 18
Observed on: 6th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 13th February 2014
Likely ID: Allodapula
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Bee Allodapula

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Location: Beneke Rd, Friemersheim
Observed on: 30th December 2013
Added to iSpot: 12th February 2014
Likely ID: Allodapula
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Carpenter bee

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Location: Beneke Rd, Friemersheim
Observed on: 30th December 2013
Added to iSpot: 12th February 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Carpenter Bee

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By: Carl BodenstaffCarl Bodenstaff's reputation in InvertebratesCarl Bodenstaff's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: 5, Northleigh Cres
Observed on: 23rd January 2012
Added to iSpot: 11th February 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 1
Description: About 17 mm long.

Xylocopa caffra

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By: Paul HPaul H's reputation in InvertebratesPaul H's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: 4, Cradock Road
Observed on: 14th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 9th February 2014
Likely ID: Xylocopa caffra
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Cape honeybee getting noshed by a mantid

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By: Lee JonesLee Jones's reputation in InvertebratesLee Jones's reputation in InvertebratesLee Jones's reputation in InvertebratesLee Jones's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Scarborough garden
Observed on: 15th May 2010
Added to iSpot: 8th February 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

the purple side of life

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By: _claire_Anderson_claire_Anderson's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Glenwood House Wetland
Observed on: 6th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 6th February 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Apis mellifera subsp. capensis on Passerina rigida

Apis mellifera subsp. capensis on Passerina rigida
By: Nicky
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)Succulent Society of South Africa
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Location: N2, Knysna
Observed on: 18th October 2013
Added to iSpot: 3rd February 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

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