Apis mellifera Linnaeus 1758 (Family Apidae)


Worker

Drone

Origin: Southeast Asia
Length: 11-18mm;
Forewing Length: Male 12-13.5mm, Queen 10-11mm, Worker 9-10mm;
Proboscis Length: 6mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? ? ? March - October

Attractant Chemicals
Monoterpenoids Geranic & Nerolic Acids, Citral, Geraniol, Nerol
Sesquiterpenoids Farnesol
Acids 9-hydroxydec-2-enoic, 9-keto-2-decenoic,
9-oxodec-trans-2-enoic
Alarm Chemicals
Ketones Heptanone
Other Isoamyl Acetate
Defensive Chemicals
Amines Histamine, Noradrenaline

Biotopes:
Meadows

Hedge Rows

Wet Meadows

Around Buildings
Nest:
Hollow Trees
Food:
Several Asteraceae Nectar, Pollen

Galanthus nivalis Nectar, Pollen

Angelica sylvestris Nectar, Pollen

Heracleum sphondylium Nectar, Pollen

Chamerion angustifolium Nectar, Pollen

Epilobium hirsutum Nectar, Pollen

Cardamine pratensis Nectar, Pollen

Lamium album Nectar, Pollen

Lotus corniculatus Nectar, Pollen

Polygonum bistorta Nectar, Pollen

Anemone nemorosa Pollen

Oxalis acetosella Nectar, Pollen

Rubus idaeus Nectar, Pollen

Malva moschata Nectar, Pollen

Most Salix Nectar, Pollen

Crataegus Nectar, Pollen

Corylus avellana Nectar, Pollen

Calluna vulgaris Nectar, Pollen

Cytisus scoparius Pollen

BWARS: Apis mellifera
Nature Spot: Honey Bee - Apis mellifera
Dutch Bees and their Relations: Apis mellifera


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