Honey Bees & Beekeeping - Alex Wild Photography
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Apis mellifera

Apis mellifera

Although honey bees are not native to North America, they are capable of pollinating some of our native plants. Here, a foraging worker sips nectar from a native rock rose (Pavonia lasiopetala). Austin, Texas, USA.

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