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Western honey bee

Apis mellifera


This bee is the western honey bee (Apis mellifera). Western honey bees are non-native bees valued for their honey and their prowess as crop pollinators. They are medium-sized, with transparent colorless wings, heart-shaped, furry faces and abdomens commonly banded by amber and black stripes. Female honey bee workers transport pollen in baskets located on their hind legs. Honey bees vary somewhat in color and size, according to age, subspecies and function (drone, worker or queen).


Gardens, where wildflowers are available, from Texas westwards.

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Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Spotted on Apr 30, 2020
Submitted on May 1, 2020

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