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Asian Bees

Description:

Honey bees in a nest that is about 4 to 5 feet long, found today on a acacia tree in my back yard...must be thousands of bees on it.. did not dare to go any closer due to a possible sting or stings, it appers to be black with yellow striped abdomen., they are about the size of my pinky nail.

Habitat:

Trees, in areas no so close to the ground, but this hive was only 4 feet from the ground... Asia,North Borneo Sabah Malaysia.

Notes:

Many people today worry about me being near this hive, we are not allowed to be in photos in PN..so i was only 3 feet from it....If i dont anything so stupid i wont get stung right... :)


1 Species ID Suggestions

Indonesian Giant Honey Bee
Apis dorsata binghami Apis dorsata


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5 Comments

luke.mackin
luke.mackin 6 years ago

Getting stung by one, not so bad. Getting stung by 10,000...maybe a problem ;)

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 6 years ago

I love these guys (or girls?)
After getting stung by one, I became less afraid of them knowing that their stings wasn't so bad. However, their stings might cause some real problem to those who are allergic to insect stings.

MrJohn
MrJohn 6 years ago

You got to have some fortitude to get right up on of a hive of that size. Awesome photo set, thanks for sharing.

luke.mackin
luke.mackin 6 years ago

And you need to be very careful! I had a friend with these in their backyard. Easily angered, and extremely dangerous when agitated. They put a number of her neighbors in the hospital...almost killed some. You need to find a local honey hunter and have him remove it (probably the payment of honey will be enough).

luke.mackin
luke.mackin 6 years ago

I'm pretty sure those bees are bigger than your pinky nail! Look like Indonesian Giant Honey Bee (Apis dorsata binghami) to me. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/175...

RolandEGauthier
Spotted by
RolandEGauthier

Sabah, Malaysia

Lat: 6.17, Long: 116.22

Spotted on Jun 2, 2013
Submitted on Jun 2, 2013

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