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Cape honey bee on bush sage

Cape honey bee on bush sage

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DR NEIL OVERY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR NEIL OVERY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Cape Honey Bee (Apis mellifera capensis) foraging on Mexican bush sage (Salvia leucantha). Also known as the Cape bee, this is a southern African subspecies of the European honey bee (Apis mellifera). Unlike other strains of European honey bee, workers of this subspecies can lay diploid, female eggs, while workers of other subspecies can only lay haploid, male eggs.

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