Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Many Wild Bees are Visiting My Backyard

He's coming, pollination will be in progress.

The number of bee species is quite great, it is estimated about thousand different species both in the world and in North America:
- 16,000 species in the world.
- 4,000 species in North America.

Of thousands, I wonder why one species only to produce honey called honey bee with scientific name Apis mellifera.

Another species, bumble bees produced honey as well, but just small amount for their own used only. Hence, the honey can’t be collected by beekeepers for commercial purposes.

Moreover, Honey bees live in collective for years, while wild bees live collective for short period, one season.

Honey bees live in the hives which have honeycomb.


One bee insides the flower and another under leaf.

Honeycomb has multiple purposes:
- housing for brood, included capped larvae, larvae and eggs
- storing pollen, nectar and honey.

Honestly, I do not know differences of honey bees, bumble bees and wild bees. I just saw many bees come to my backyard.

They were abundance in the spring, then the number reduced in the summer. But, bees still appear in the early fall.

They seem to pollinate my fruit plants:
- orange quash,
- satsuma orange
- figs.
- blackberry
- strawberry

The bees also collect pollen and nectar from plant flowers and wild flowers.

It is said that honey bees are outnumber the other bees, hence they are most important of pollinators in nature.

Do you know differences of honey bees, bumble bees and other wild bees?

94 comments:

  1. I don't see many honey bees in the area these days which is a worry. On the other hand, the Iolani Palace in Honolulu is closed right now due to an infestation of bees that are stinging people. It's so weird.

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  2. Hi Evi we are still waiting for our bees this spring, our fruit trees have flowered but we have had no bees to pollinate them hope it won't be to late,hope you have a lovely day my friend xx

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  3. Beautiful pictures! Bees are amazing!

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    1. Thank you Monica
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  4. Al igual que t u no las reconozco, pero tengo la misma suerte que tú que visitan mi jardín. Te mando un beso

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  5. The importance of bees is so great. We who have a garden see it clearly. We owe so much to the bees ... Einstein explains it without a doubt: "If the bees disappeared from the face of the earth the human being would have four years to live. Without bees there would be no pollination, no grass, no animals , nor human beings ”.

    Great contribution your Evi ticket. Huge hugs grateful.

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    1. Thank you, Carlos
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      It is said that honey bees are outnumber the other bees, hence they are most important of pollinators in nature.

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  6. Unas visitantes hermosas. Tu jardín embellece con su presencia. Saludos

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  7. Estupendo post!
    Espero verte pronto por mi blog! Feliz día!
    ♡♡♡

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  8. I do not know your post has shown that there are such species of foreheads collect nectar from flowers but I did not think about whether it is the forehead or from breeding.

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  9. i only know the difference through the size or color dear Evi

    this is very interesting read ,like it a lot :)
    i am being fan of your informative and insightful posts my friend and thank you for similar wonderful comments :)
    your garden has flowers and they are bond to visit you as it is law of nature :)
    enjoy the blessed weather friend!

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  10. It's always good that they visit your garden

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    1. They are :)
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  11. Pszczoły są bardzo ważne dla naszego środowiska. Wspaniale, że odwiedziły Twoje podwórko :) Miłego dnia :))

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    1. Bees come to visit my yards.
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      Moreover, Honey bees live in collective for years, while wild bees live collective for short period, one season.

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  12. Le api sono indispensabili per l’impollinazione, purtroppo diminuiscono sempre di più. Mah! Buona giornata.
    sinforosa

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  13. According to Albert Einstein, bees are very important for the development of man since without them, 60% of the fruits and vegetables we consume today would disappear if they were not pollinated.
    Personally I don't distinguish bumblebees from other types of bees.
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    Hugs!

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  14. Bees are interesting and useful insects. My grandfather had several hives and loved bees.

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  15. Hola, Evi. Siento no poderte aclarar que diferencia hay entre una abeja y otras, pero, lo que si te puedo decir, es que sin ellas los seres humano viviríamos muy poco en la tierra, así que esperemos que los agricultores sean consiente de ello y dejen de fumigar con pesticidas, etc. porque las están eliminando en muchas partes de nuestro bello, pero frágil, planeta Tierra.
    Tu entrada de hoy, muy bonita porque el tema da para mucho.
    Saludos.

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  16. Yesterday i sing with my daughter about bees

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  17. We must be so happy for all these little creatures ... without bees there would be no pollination!
    Have a good day, Evi!
    Hugs from the Netherlands!

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  18. That's cool they are so useful so it's great that they are visit your yard :-)

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  19. Uwielbiam gdy pszczoły uwijają się w kwiatach, bardzo lubię je obserwować :)
    Pozdrawiam serdecznie, Agness:)

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  20. Interesting post dear! thanks for sharing, xx

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  21. Beautiful little creature!Sadly I am allergic to them so I stay far away from those..But they do a great job!Xxxx

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  22. Stiamo distruggendo il pianeta, povere api.
    buona giornata

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  23. luckily there are many bees in Poland

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  25. Yo les tengo un poco de miedo, pienso que me van a picar. Un beso

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  26. I'm so grateful you are providing a good spot for the bees. So many are endangered or challenged or at the very least, beginning to die out. While I always fear the sting, I always love seeing them in my garden or yours!

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  27. Here there's anew one asiatic bee this one eat the others and is very dangerous for mankind.
    xoxo

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  28. Zawsze bałam się owadów latających,takich jak pszczoły i inne :)

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  29. Feliz noche y gracias por pasarte por mi blog! 🌻🌻🌻

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  30. Great review and beautiful photos! :)

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  31. Beautiful flowers. Thanks for the interesting review.

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  32. Sigo pensando que en tu blog la cultura prevalece

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  33. I don't know the difference either! :D We always have a lot of bees in the summer when the flowers are in full bloom. Our neighbour loves to garden so the bees are always around.

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  34. Bees are very important for all the ecosystem! :)
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  35. Pleased the bees are visiting, they are so important.

    All the best Jan

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  36. it's nice the bees are visiting your garden! I had no idea about the different kinds of bees, thanks for sharing!

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  37. Hi, Evi. I am sorry but I know nothing about wild bees.

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  38. So nice, i love Bees :)

    Happy Friday, kisses

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    1. Thank you
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  39. Your so lucky you get to see them so often.. love the pics
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  40. Here in Berlin,there many bees too. They are very important :)

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  41. Un delizioso articolo dedicato a questi fantastici insetti della natura.
    Un caro saluto,silvia

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  42. have read your post again and only now I see your question! So I try to answer your question ...
    Although the various bumblebee and honeybee species both belong to the Apidae family, bumblebees belong to the Bombus genus and honeybees to Apis. Their appearance is different, as well.
    Bumblebees are round and fuzzy; honeybees are smaller and thinner.
    All honey bees and bumble bees gather pollen and produce honey. However, because bumble bee colonies have shorter lifespans and smaller numbers, they don't make as much.Both types will sting in defense of their nests. Honey bees are more likely to attack, but they only sting once. Bumble bees can sting multiple times. :))
    Have a nice weekend Evi!
    Hugs!

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  43. I too do not know the difference between the various types of bees but I know that our garden needs bees to help pollinate the plants.

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  44. Halamannya penuh bunga yah mba.. keren nih. Ati2 disengat lebah

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  45. Wow thanks for all that information!

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  46. Very interesting informations! In my garden I plant flowers for bees. It is so interesting to watch these little animals.
    Have a nice weekend

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  47. This is a great thing... having bees around your backyard is good fortune.
    I don't know the difference between all these type of bees.

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  48. una captura de la avispa en la flor excelente

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  49. Me dan un poco de miedo, pero son muy necesarias! Saludos

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  50. Beautiful photos and flowers!

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  51. I didn't know that there is so many bee species. Thank you so much for sharing this interesting post. I learn so much from it.

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  52. ¡Hola!
    Me encantan tus post tan didácticos. Muchas gracias por compartirlos.
    Un besazo

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  53. Amazing post and very interesting!
    Thank you!
    Xoxo ♡

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  54. Toda una lección de ciencias de la nataraleza

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  55. Bees are just so important to our survival. I so love seeing bees at work.

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  56. Hola, me ha encantado tu post y tu blog es de verdad muy bonito.

    -Geeky Freaky.

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  57. Pszczoły są pożyteczne, ale nie znam różnic.

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  58. I’m not versed in distinguishing bees but I love to watch them, our neighbours bees visit our garden I’m sure and I know we have several ground bee hives here, I don’t like those! Yikes! Where would be without the bees, my husbands answers, dead! A man of few words lol,

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  59. Bees are very good for nature you are lucky :)

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  60. Olá Evi
    Obrigada pela visita ao meu blog, gostei muito. Bela postagem. Bjs querida.

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  61. This is wonderful! Bees are so important and I love them - and their honey, too!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  62. I don't know the differences but they're awesome ^^
    xx

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  63. the bumble bee and the bee are different, but I do not know the difference between a honey bee and a wild bee (the bumble bee is a bit afraid)
    best regards
    Lili

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  64. I love bees. We had a few in my garden. I hope they come back next year :-D

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  65. I learned Apis mellifera from this post. Bees are important for planet

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  66. perhaps the surrounding is good n clean

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