Observations in the Family: Apidae

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

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Small blue-black carpenter - Montagu WCape

Small blue-black carpenter - Montagu WCape
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Location: Pietersfontein, Montagu WCape
Observed on: 15th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Giant Carpenter Bee

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 14th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Visiting Pelargoniums, two similar types next to each other.

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
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 on: 10th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Carpenter Bee

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By: qgrobler
Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency
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Location: 5, Edge View Road
Observed on: 7th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 7th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Apis mellifera subsp capensis

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Location: Anysberg Nature Reserve
Observed on: 1st October 2014
Added to iSpot: 7th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Insect

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Location: Spruit St, Dullstroom
Observed on: 5th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 5th October 2014
Likely ID: Thyreus
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Carpenter Bee visiting

Carpenter Bee visiting
By: MagdaMagda's reputation in InvertebratesMagda's reputation in InvertebratesMagda's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Grunter St, St Lucia
Observed on: 5th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 5th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Solitary bee - Pakhuis Pass WCape

Solitary bee - Pakhuis Pass WCape
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Location: Pakhuis Pass, R364, Clanwilliam WCape
Observed on: 9th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 4th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Buzz about the zygo - Pakhuis Pass WCape

Buzz about the zygo - Pakhuis Pass WCape
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Location: Pakhuis Pass, R364, Clanwilliam WCape
Observed on: 9th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 4th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Honey Bee visiting Ocimum obovatum

Ocimum obovatum subsp. obovatum var. obovatum (1)
By: Suvarna_PB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersSouth African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: UKZN School of Life Sciences paddock
Observed on: 27th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 2nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
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Carpenter Bee visiting

Carpenter Bee visiting
By: MagdaMagda's reputation in InvertebratesMagda's reputation in InvertebratesMagda's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Grunter St, St Lucia
Observed on: 28th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

finding sustenance

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed on: 26th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: 50mm (approx) fella at one of the few blooming plants in the drought-ravaged indigenous garden

Busy Lizzy. Is it another bee?

Busy Lizzy. Is it another bee?
By: MagdaMagda's reputation in InvertebratesMagda's reputation in InvertebratesMagda's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Grunter St, St Lucia
Observed on: 27th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th September 2014
Likely ID: Bee (Apidae)
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 2

honey bee

honey bee
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Location: Gaborone North smallholdings
Observed on: 20th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: visiting honey bees from a nearby hive

Carpenter Bee

Carpenter Bee
By: MagdaMagda's reputation in InvertebratesMagda's reputation in InvertebratesMagda's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Grunter St, St Lucia
Observed on: 13th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Looks like Carpenter Bees, but bigger than Giants with red bands

Outsize Carpenter Bee
By: MagdaMagda's reputation in InvertebratesMagda's reputation in InvertebratesMagda's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Grunter St, St Lucia
Observed on: 13th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Carpenter Bee

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: 34, Lismore Ave
Observed on: 17th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd September 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Xylocopa sp. (Carpenter Bee)

 Xylocopa sp. (Carpenter Bee)
By: Nicky
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: Northern Swartberg
Observed on: 13th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th September 2014
Likely ID: Xylocopa
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 1
Description: Tried, tried, tried and tried again...no luck!! Just too busy to pose for a photo! (Thank goodness for digital cameras!)

Honeybee on vygie flowers - Karoo WCape

Honeybee on vygie flowers - Karoo WCape
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Location: R355, Breede River DC
Observed on: 30th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Carpenter bee

Carpenter bee
By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: Presidentsrus
Observed on: 16th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th September 2014
Likely ID: Xylocopa
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: approx 1 - 2 cm

Carpenter Bee on Aloe 4web 2102050

Carpenter Bee on Aloe 4web 2102050
By: guido.cozaguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: C39, Khorixas
Observed on: 2nd August 2014
Added to iSpot: 13th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Amegilla (caelestina)_3779 (1280x840)

Amegilla (caelestina)_3779 (1280x840)
By: IanRIanR's reputation in InvertebratesIanR's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
Observed on: 12th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 13th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 4
Description: species uncertain. Difficult to photograph; very active and never still for long. Feeding on Lavandula stoechas

bungle bee

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed on: 12th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 12th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 3
Description: Very loud buzzing alerted me to this huge green-eyed fella (about 60mm body-length) trapped against window. Not very bright - persisted in attempts to bore through glass even after window opened fully. Had to tap outside of glass to get him to fly free.

Xylocopa

Xylocopa
By: saxicola
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: (Garden) Mount Pleasant, Simon's Town
Observed on: 31st August 2014
Added to iSpot: 10th September 2014
Likely ID: Xylocopa
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Honey Bee

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By: saxicola
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Location: (Garden) Mount Pleasant, Simon's Town
Observed on: 31st August 2014
Added to iSpot: 9th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Fluffy Honeybush Pollinator

Xylocopa flavorufa - Bay West
By: adriaan_grobler
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersFriends of Van Stadens
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Location: Bay West Development, Port Elizabeth, EC
Observed on: 25th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 7th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Diptera sp. on Protea compacta

 Diptera sp. on Protea compacta
By: Nicky
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: Napier Mountain Conservancy
Observed on: 31st August 2014
Added to iSpot: 3rd September 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Honeybee on Snowball Sugarbush

Honeybee on Snowball Sugarbush
By: tony rebelo
iSpot TeamBotanical 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: Helderberg Nature Reserve
Observed on: 24th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 31st August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 1

bee

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By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: Presidentsrus
Observed on: 31st August 2014
Added to iSpot: 31st August 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Big Carpenter Bee

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By: Caroline Voget
Botanical Society of South AfricaFriends of Meadowridge Common
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Location: Avery Avenue Constantia
Observed on: 30th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th August 2014
Likely ID: Xylocopa
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Large, noisy black Carpenter-like bee - a lot bigger than the usual yellow-backed Xylocapa bees we have, but sounding the same. Went for the strelitzia. Lots of buzzing of wings.

Bee at work

Bee at work
By: MagdaMagda's reputation in InvertebratesMagda's reputation in InvertebratesMagda's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Grunter St, St Lucia
Observed on: 15th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 29th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Apis mellifera subsp. capensis on Psoralea

 Apis mellifera subsp. mellifera on Psoralea vanberkelae
By: Nicky
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 Nature Reserve, Robberg Corridor
Observed on: 26th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th August 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Bee Landing on a Scab

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By: vynbos
Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: R44, Stellenbosch
Observed on: 24th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Bee covered in pollen oh so yellow

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By: Dewidine
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersGroen Sebenza
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Location: R44, Stellenbosch
Observed on: 24th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th August 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 2

Aping About

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By: vynbos
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Location: R44, Stellenbosch
Observed on: 24th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Bee in the bonnet

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By: vynbos
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Location: R44, Stellenbosch
Observed on: 24th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

African Honeybee

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By: Alex DreyerAlex Dreyer is knowledgeable about InvertebratesAlex Dreyer's earned reputation in InvertebratesAlex Dreyer's earned reputation in InvertebratesAlex Dreyer's earned reputation in InvertebratesAlex Dreyer's earned reputation in InvertebratesAlex Dreyer's earned reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Weltevrede, Ellisras
Observed on: 9th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Honey Bee

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By: vanrensk
Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: Lourensford
Observed on: 23rd August 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Apis mellifera subsp. capensis on Agathosma ovata

 Apis mellifera subsp. capensis on Agathosma ovata
By: Nicky
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Location: Candlewood, Ronde Valley 187 Portion 27
Observed on: 16th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Carpenter Bee, Houtkapperby

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By: Alex DreyerAlex Dreyer is knowledgeable about InvertebratesAlex Dreyer's earned reputation in InvertebratesAlex Dreyer's earned reputation in InvertebratesAlex Dreyer's earned reputation in InvertebratesAlex Dreyer's earned reputation in InvertebratesAlex Dreyer's earned reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Farm Kyffhäuser, Maltahöhe, Namibia
Observed on: 15th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 17th August 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 1

Yellow leg bees

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By: Arika M
Groen SebenzaSouth African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: HNBG Parking Area 1
Observed on: 14th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Carpenter being eaten

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Welgevonden Game Reserve
Observed on: 1st August 2014
Added to iSpot: 12th August 2014
Likely ID: Xylocopa
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 3

To bee or not to bee

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By: vanrensk
Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: Silverboom, Somerset West
Observed on: 9th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 10th August 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Food for many

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By: vanrensk
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Location: Silverboom, Somerset West
Observed on: 9th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 10th August 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Honey Bee ...

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By: Brian KD2
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersEastern Cape Parks & Tourism AgencyOutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Maxhalanga Village, EC
Observed on: 25th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 2nd August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Skewered bee

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By: SusanXiSusanXi's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Uitzicht
Observed on: 30th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 4
Description: I couldn't figure out how this bee had been impaled on a sharp twig. Fiscal shrike? Children who had found it dead?

Honeybee on disc daisy - Montagu WCape

Honeybee on disc daisy - Montagu WCape
By: Marion MacleanMarion Maclean's reputation in InvertebratesMarion Maclean's reputation in InvertebratesMarion Maclean's reputation in InvertebratesMarion Maclean's reputation in InvertebratesMarion Maclean's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Aasvoëlskrans gum plot, Montagu WCape
Observed on: 21st July 2014
Added to iSpot: 25th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 2

Beehive in ground - Montagu WCape

Beehive in ground - Montagu WCape
By: Marion MacleanMarion Maclean's reputation in InvertebratesMarion Maclean's reputation in InvertebratesMarion Maclean's reputation in InvertebratesMarion Maclean's reputation in InvertebratesMarion Maclean's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Aasvoëlskrans gum plot, Montagu WCape
Observed on: 21st July 2014
Added to iSpot: 25th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Under gums. Beehive is hole directly into the ground.

Honeybee on cephalophyllum - Montagu WCape

Honeybee on cephalophyllum - Montagu WCape
By: Marion MacleanMarion Maclean's reputation in InvertebratesMarion Maclean's reputation in InvertebratesMarion Maclean's reputation in InvertebratesMarion Maclean's reputation in InvertebratesMarion Maclean's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Aasvoëlskrans gum plot, Montagu WCape
Observed on: 21st July 2014
Added to iSpot: 25th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Honeybee on douvygie - Montagu WCape

Honeybee on douvygie - Montagu WCape
By: Marion MacleanMarion Maclean's reputation in InvertebratesMarion 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: 19th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 25th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

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