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Apis mellifera

European Honey Bee at Clyde Cameron Reserve

Apis mellifera at Clyde Cameron Reserve - 17 Nov 2020
Apis mellifera at Clyde Cameron Reserve - 17 Nov 2020
Apis mellifera at Clyde Cameron Reserve - 17 Nov 2020
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Identification history

Apis mellifera 17 Nov 2020 HarveyPerkins
Apis mellifera 17 Nov 2020 karenretra
Unidentified 17 Nov 2020 Kyliegw

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Author's notes

Lots, n lots, n lots, n lots of bees in a swarm - all over this box high up in tree. Hope the occupant got away. The bees appear settled and making honey? The swarming was about 20 feet up and wide. I didn't want to go too close for a photo! Some bees flying appeared darker or blacker but hard to tell. Moving quickly.

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karenretra wrote:
   17 Nov 2020
Yes, it's been a big season for swarms. Honey bees are quite keen on the dimensions of nestboxes (and tree hollows for that matter) and frequently set up home in them. They could be just passing by, but if they fancy it, expect the activity to settle down to a steady coming and going of bees.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Noxious or High Risk Weed or Pest

Sighting information

  • 10000 Abundance
  • 17 Nov 2020 10:05 PM Recorded on
  • Kyliegw Recorded by
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