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Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)
Order Hymenoptera, Family Apidae)
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Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)

Identification: Honey Bees (Apis mellifera) are medium-sized flying insects recognized by the black and yellow bands on the abdomen. Unfortunately, many flying insects are similarly marked. However, honey bees have hairy eyes. Female worker bees collect pollen on comb-like structure on the hind leg and carry it back to the hive, where it is used to make honey (bee food).

Around southern Nevada, hikers should assume that all honey bees are Africanized and potentially dangerous. Maintain plenty of distance between yourself and the hive.

Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Honey bees have a comb-like structure on the hind leg that they use to carry pollen
Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Honey bee with pollen packed onto hind leg
Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)
Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)
Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)
Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)
Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)
Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)
Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)
Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)
Unusual hive location in rock wall
Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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