European Honey Bee

Apis mellifera – Near the local river Common Ragwort (Jacobaea vulgaris) grows in fair numbers on the outer margins of a famer’s field, and the bright yellow flowers are nectar-rich and attract a lot of insects, including these magnificent bees. Double-click on photos if you wanna ‘bee’ closer.

European Honey Bee Apis mellifera

European Honey Bee Apis mellifera

Copyright: Peter Hillman
Camera used: Nikon D7200
Date taken: 7th July 2019
Place: Local field, Staffordshire

12 thoughts on “European Honey Bee

  1. These have become our most common bee I beelieve. πŸ™‚ Most of our natives have dwindled and even these have been threatened by pesticides. These are two very nice portraits, Pete. Looks like she hasn’t been a very busy bee yet.

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    1. πŸ™‚ It’s the same sad story here with a reduction in numbers of bees and other insects across the board. Once they are gone we might not be that far behind them.

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