Observations in the Genus: Apis

Apis mellifera c

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By: GawieGawie's reputation in InvertebratesGawie's reputation in InvertebratesGawie's reputation in InvertebratesGawie's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: De Hoop Nature Reserve
Observed on: 16th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

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 ...

lunch B

lunch B
By: TuliTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in InvertebratesTuli's reputation in Invertebrates
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.

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

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

Working 9 to 5

Working 9 to 5
By: rianabaterianabate's reputation in Invertebratesrianabate's reputation in Invertebratesrianabate's reputation in Invertebratesrianabate's reputation in Invertebrates
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

Mantis eating bee

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By: carina l
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: Somerset West
Observed on: 28th June 2011
Added to iSpot: 25th March 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Apis mellifera dt

Apis mellifera dt
By: outramps
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)Protea Atlas Project
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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 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

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

Honeybee

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By: sallyslaksallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: River (pump)
Observed on: 16th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th February 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
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

Apis mellifera

Apis mellifera
By: outrampsmarge
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: Swartberg pass
Observed on: 17th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th January 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Small insect with hairy abdomen

Honeybee visiting Paterson's curse

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By: sallyslaksallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: River (swimhole)
Observed on: 17th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd January 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Not great photos, but I love the way the anthers are clamped to the bee's body.

Millions of bees on Sisal

Millions of bees on Sisal
By: tony rebelo
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Location: Dreyersdal Airlie Street
Observed on: 11th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd January 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 1
Description: A feeding frenzy!

Apis mellifera subsp. capensis on Cirsium vulgare

 Apis mellifera subsp. capensis on Cirsium vulgare
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: Ronde Valley 187 Portion 6
Observed on: 16th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th January 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

100_4059

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By: nmdayi90
South African National Biodiversity Institute
Location: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Observed on: 9th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th January 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Cape honeybee on Senecio halimifolius

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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: 57, Table Mountain National Park
Observed on: 14th November 2012
Added to iSpot: 8th January 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Honeybee on Wahlenbergia - Montagu WCape

Honeybee on Wahlenbergia - 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: 4th November 2013
Added to iSpot: 6th January 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Dead Honey Bee

Dead Honey Bee
By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Blyde River Near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 31st December 2013
Added to iSpot: 3rd January 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Dead Honeybee possibly killed by a spider (there were several Lynx Spiders nearby and there was a thread of silk attached to the bee. A number of tiny flies were seen feeding on it.

cliff face beehive

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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: Anysberg - kloof
Observed on: 16th December 2013
Added to iSpot: 30th December 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 3
Description: On cliff face around 20 metres up. Unintentionally, or intentionally, associated with a rock dassie midden? Would there be any benefits to having dassiepis dripping down the cliff face onto the hive?

Dead Bee

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By: Francois KrielFrancois Kriel's reputation in InvertebratesFrancois Kriel's reputation in InvertebratesFrancois Kriel's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Noup
Observed on: 14th December 2013
Added to iSpot: 21st December 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 4

Apis mellifera

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By: GawieGawie's reputation in InvertebratesGawie's reputation in InvertebratesGawie's reputation in InvertebratesGawie's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve, McGregor
Observed on: 4th December 2013
Added to iSpot: 6th December 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 13

Cape honeybee on Melianthus

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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 September 2013
Added to iSpot: 5th December 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

bioblitz 070

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By: nmdayi90
South African National Biodiversity Institute
Location: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Observed on: 25th July 2013
Added to iSpot: 5th December 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

bees in poppies a 24

bees in poppies a 24
By: Evanne Rothwell
Friends of Silvermine Nature Area
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Location: 4, Abington Rd
Observed on: 25th November 2013
Added to iSpot: 25th November 2013
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Honey bees visiting an English poppy

bee

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By: saxicola
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: Mount Pleasant, Simon's Town
Observed on: 22nd November 2013
Added to iSpot: 24th November 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Bee feeding on Fungi

Bee feeding on Fungi
By: Carl BodenstaffCarl Bodenstaff's reputation in InvertebratesCarl Bodenstaff's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: 5, Northleigh Cres
Observed on: 22nd November 2013
Added to iSpot: 22nd November 2013
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 4
Comments: 6
Description: Not sure if I should post this as Bees or Fungi? Seems more interesting as a post to bees as I have never noticed that bees feed on fungi. I think it is Fungi, on the leaves of a Lemon tree. Also spotted a wasp that seemed to be feeding but couldn't get a pic. Searching the net, I learned that it is quite common for honey bees to do this.

Apis mellifera subsp. capensis

Apis mellifera subsp. capensis
By: outrampsmarge
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: Drievalleyen
Observed on: 8th November 2013
Added to iSpot: 17th November 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Insect, with hairy abdomen, yellow and brown stripes on abdomen.

Bee

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By: saxicola
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: Mount Pleasant, Simon's Town
Observed on: 17th November 2013
Added to iSpot: 17th November 2013
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Bee or wasp visiting Anchusa capensis flowers

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By: eltonleroux
South African National Biodiversity Institute
Location: Kirstenbosch Gardens
Observed on: 12th November 2013
Added to iSpot: 15th November 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Apis mellifera subsp. capensis on Carpobrotus edulis

 Apis mellifera subsp. capensis on Carpobrotus edulis
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: 3 Valleyen
Observed on: 8th November 2013
Added to iSpot: 12th November 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 1

Bee on clover

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By: johanbaard
South African National Parks
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Location: N2, Goukamma Nature Reserve
Observed on: 6th November 2013
Added to iSpot: 6th November 2013
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 7

Expired Bee

Stuck Bee
By: Mo
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)
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Location: Old Boland Trail
Observed on: 27th October 2013
Added to iSpot: 30th October 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 2
Description: Poor creature appears to have met its end on the sticky tubes of this irresistably coloured Heath.

bee on Carpobrotus edulis

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By: johanbaard
South African National Parks
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Location: Rondevlei (Sedgefield) Western Cape, RSA
Observed on: 25th October 2013
Added to iSpot: 26th October 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

solitary bee

solitary bee
By: alanalan's reputation in Invertebratesalan's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Bracken Nature Reserve
Observed on: 13th October 2013
Added to iSpot: 13th October 2013
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Cape drone

Cape drone
By: tony rebelo
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Location: Lucerne Akkedisberg
Observed on: 28th September 2013
Added to iSpot: 11th October 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Apis mellifera subsp. capensis (Honey Bee) on Lobostemon fruticosus

  Apis mellifera subsp. capensis (Honey Bee) on Lobostemon fruticosus
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: Kouga Wildernis
Observed on: 3rd October 2013
Added to iSpot: 9th October 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 1

Honeybee on Silvertree

Honeybee on Silvertree
By: tony rebelo
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Plants expert
Location: Price Drive
Observed on: 24th September 2013
Added to iSpot: 9th October 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Cape Honeybee on Silvertree

Cape Honeybee on Silvertree
By: tony rebelo
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Location: Price Drive
Observed on: 24th September 2013
Added to iSpot: 9th October 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 1
Description: only seen on males - collecting pollen

Apis mellifera subsp. capensis (Honey Bee) on Phylica pubescens

Apis mellifera on Phylica pubescens
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: Kirstenbosch
Observed on: 26th September 2013
Added to iSpot: 7th October 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Bee busy being beeeaten by Beeeater

Bee busy being beeeaten by Beeeater
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 Outreach
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Location: De Hoop Campsite Orange River
Observed on: 31st August 2013
Added to iSpot: 6th October 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Honeybee on Albuca - Montagu WCape

Honeybee on Albuca - 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: 25th September 2013
Added to iSpot: 29th September 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

Honeybee on melktou - Montagu Wcape

Honeybee on melktou - 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: 24th September 2013
Added to iSpot: 28th September 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Bee in Dwarf Protea nitida

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By: Margaret
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersFriends of Kenilworth Race CourseFriends of Tokai Park
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Location: On way to Jonkersdam
Observed on: 25th September 2013
Added to iSpot: 25th September 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 5

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