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Tag : Bee

Western honey bee or Apis mellifera

The Western honey bee or Apis mellifera is a common insect around my parents garden in the South East Suburbs of Melbourne, being attracted to the pollen from the Grevillea banksii. The Western honey bee is a fascinating insect that is commercially used to produce honey. It also has a social caste system in addition to complex communication behaviours (e.g. dances to indicate food availability). Sadly it is also currently being affected due to colony collapse disorder. The bee’s proved to […]

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Bee’s at the Upper Beaconsfield Open Gardens.

I visited an open garden event on Sunday 13th of September which was fundraising for the Upper Beaconsfield Fire Brigade, another brigade of the Country Fire Authority. The event was well attended when I was there just before midday. I will process and hopefully post some more landscapes during the next few weeks but below are some of my favorite animal shots, whilst we were sitting down under a tree I heard a buzzing, and just before changing lenses I […]

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