Honey Bee at Enchanted Forest Park

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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.

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    12 Thoughts to “Honey Bee at Enchanted Forest Park”

    1. Simon

      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. Alan S. Hochman

      Hi Simon, Thank you for that info! And the compliment too

    3. Alex

      Wow, really cool! Really enjoying the photos since I found your site 🙂

    4. Alan S. Hochman

      Thank you Alex…You’re becoming a regular! lol

    5. DonnaW

      I Love Nature

    6. bycostello

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

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

    7. KevinC

      Fantastic photo!

    8. Josh

      Great Photo. I love bee pics.

    9. Alan S. Hochman

      Hi Josh – Glad you enjoyed it!

    10. rene ardanuy

      Great macro! Beautiful photos on your site. Nature thanks you.

    11. Phil

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

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