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This bee was sitting outside of a hive that is in an old oak tree. I will post a pic of the hive, there is a hole in an oak and I have no idea how far down the hive goes. He doesn't look like he has a stinger. My niece and I are ordering 2 honey bee colonies, we want to raise honey bees but I don't know what the hive is that is on our property, any ideas?

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KarenL 8 years ago
Western honey bee
Apis mellifera Western honey bee

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KarenL 8 years ago

Lovely macro!

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Ava T-B 8 years ago

Probably the folks you're buying the hives from can help you identify your local bees. This is a lovely picture!

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Texas, USA

Spotted on Apr 22, 2011
Submitted on Mar 3, 2012

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