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.