Honey Bee at Enchanted Forest Park

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY – ENCHANTED FOREST PARK, FL

  • This photograph of a honey bee was taken at Enchanted Forest Park in North Miami, FL. The subject was shot with a Nikon D-90 and a Nikkor 60mm lens attached to a Tamron 2x teleconverter on a bright, sunny day. I believe this is a European Honey Bee.

 

  • Honey Bee Trivia:

Honey bees (or honeybees) are a subset of bees in the genus Apis, primarily distinguished by the production and storage of honey and the construction of perennial, colonial nests out of wax. Honey bees are the only extant members of the tribe Apini, all in the genus Apis. Currently, there are only seven recognized species of honey bee with a total of 44 subspecies  though historically, anywhere from six to eleven species have been recognized. Honey bees represent only a small fraction of the approximately 20,000 known species of bees. Some other types of related bees produce and store honey, but only members of the genus Apis are true honey bees.

Subject Photo exif Data

Camera Make and Model NIKON D90

Photo taken on February 14, 2010, 4:16 am

Focal Length 60mm

Shutter Speed 1/125

Aperture @ƒ/8

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12 thoughts on “Honey Bee at Enchanted Forest Park

  1. Hi Alan, Great pic! Not a honeybee though. This is a hoverfly of some kind (not sure which species as I am in the UK!). The give-away clues are the size and shape of the eyes (these are big and take up most of the head) and a flat shaped abdomen.
    Simon

  2. Can’t catch me, can’t catch me, I’m a bumble bee…

    oh actually you did :).. very nice image…

  3. Alan
    Simon is correct, eyes too big, also it appears to only have 1 set of wings, bees have 2.

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