In this video, ‘The life cycle of a honey bee is presented as an example of complete metamorphosis, the development of an insect from egg to larva, then pupa, then adult. Moths, butterflies and wasps also develop with complete metamorphosis. Some aspects of beekeeping are also discussed.’
Today, to Corversbos nature reserve.
We went to the “Bijenschans” where honey bees are kept. There is also wood there, with holes for other, solitary, bee species. And a pool for newts and frogs.
Many dragonflies and butterflies; probably late in the year for them.
The Cape bee (Apis mellifera capensis) is unique among honeybees in that workers can lay eggs that instead of developing into males develop into females via thelytokous parthenogenesis. We show that this ability allows workers to compete directly with the queen over the production of new queens.
Nest-mate recognition in Manuelia postica (Apidae: Xylocopinae): an eusocial trait is present in a solitary bee: here.