Taxonomy

Apis mellifera | Honey Bee

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Not Evaluated - domesticated

Species Biology

Identification

  • Ireland has only one honeybee species

Habitat

Found in a wide range of habitats including parks and gardens

Flight period

January-December

Nesting biology

Domesticated in hives

Flowers visited

Polylectic

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

The honey bee is native to the continents of Europe, Asia, and Africa, and has been introduced to the Americas.

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2020

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References

Publications

Conservation status: FitzPatrick Ú., Murray T.E., Byrne A., Paxton R.J., Brown M.J.F. (2006) Regional Red List of Irish Bees, Publ. Rep. to National Parks and Wildlife Service (Ireland) and Environment and Heritage Service (N. Ireland). http://www.npws.ie/publications/red-lists

Flowers visited & World distribution: Westrich, P. (1989) Die Wildbienen Baden-Württembergs. Eugen Ulmer, Stuttgart, Germany.

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