Tonight we are going to look at how Honeybees make Honey. This is the only insect that creates products Humans consume like honey, beeswax, royal jelly to name a few. I have gathered informative videos from our You Tube that will show you the Honey Process! Your photostudy is all my bees here on the property of the Bird Sanctuary. Bees are loved here! Enjoy!
Bees on Plates of Sugar Water
Honeybee on Poppy
Temporal range: Oligocene–Recent
|European honey bee carrying pollen back to the hive|
Origin, systematics and distribution
- Apis dorsata, the giant honey bee, is native and widespread across most of South and Southeast Asia.
- Apis dorsata binghami, the Indonesian honey bee, is classified as the Indonesiansubspecies of the giant honey bee or a distinct species; in the latter case, A. d. breviligula and/or other lineages would probably also have to be considered species.
- Apis dorsata laboriosa, the Himalayan honey bee, was initially described as a distinct species. Later, it was included in A. dorsata as a subspecies based on the biological species concept, though authors applying a genetic species concept have suggested it should be considered a species. Essentially restricted to the Himalayas, it differs little from the giant honey bee in appearance, but has extensive behavioral adaptations which enable it to nest in the open at high altitudes despite low ambient temperatures. It is the largest living honey bee.
- Eastern species
- European/Western/Common honey bee
Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD)
Bees on Hummingbird Feeder
Honeybees have followed the hummingbirds for the last 3 years. They arrive with the birds and leave with the birds. Traveling bees!
Honeybee on the Angel Trumpets
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek.
See You next time! Love Ya!