Honey Bees perform a valuable role by pollinating plants
The Honey Bee is a familiar and useful insect. Some experts suggest that numbers of these bees are dropping world-wide and that the future of the human race could be influenced by their demise. Let's hope bee populations recover if they are actually declining!
Worker Honey Bees reach a length of 13 mm. Drones and Queens are larger.
These insects nest in natural and man-made cavities.
Honey and other bees are well-known for the role they have in pollinating flowers.
References and further readingCountry Life - Issue 182 - Author: - Year Published: 2011 - Page: 72
Pocket Guide - Insects of South Africa - Author: Mike Picker & Charles Griffiths - Year Published: 2015 - Page: 137
Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of Southern Africa - 2nd edi - Author: Editor - Alan Duggan - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 401
Suburban Wildlife in KZN - Author: Jason Londt - Year Published: 2009 - Page: 88
Wildlife of Southern Africa - Author: Martin Withers and David Hosking - Year Published: 2011 - Page: 260