*Apis mellifera

Apis mellifera
Honey Bee feeding on pollen of Cape Weed *Arctotheca calendula, October 2006.
Honey bees are pollinators of many species in the Cumberland Plain Woodland at Mount Annan Botanic Garden.
Photograph: L. von Richter

Apis mellifera hive
Honey bee hive in  hollow log.  Honey bees occupy sites that would otherwise be used by native birds and reptiles.
Competition from feral bees has been declared a key threatening process under the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act. (Threatened species infromation)
Photograph: L. von Richter