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The name Apis mellifera comes from the Latin, Apis, for bee, melli- for honey, and ferre, 'to bear'. Thus the scientific name translates as 'honey-bearing bee'.
Homing In
Apis mellifera, the honeybee, pollinating a perennial cornflower (Centaurea montana), or Bachelor's Button. The flower, though not native to Britain, can be found in the wild.
Honeybee Pollinating Cornflower
I Can See You
In my country, Wales, our woolly friends outnumber humans by a ratio of THREE to ONE ! . . . . No jokes please.
Just Good Friends
In 1973 the Rare Breeds Survival Trust was formed, choosing the White Park cattle breed as its logo. Since then numbers of this breed surviving have risen from 60 to almost 800.
Lady Of The Manor
Let Me Tell You A Secret
Little Chough
Longhorn Highland Bull
Looking Fore A Landing Pad
Love On The Rocks
Ever noticed how bees reject some flowers in favour of others? Research has shown that bees are able to scent the strength of nectar present, as well as the odours left behind by other bees.
Making A Bee Line
Mr Whiskers
Sadly, when at their most abundant a century ago, there were a number of sparrow 'clubs' in the UK whose members competed to kill the most birds in a year. How could they ?
On The Lookout
On The Lookout
Optical Ill-ewe-sion
Bumblebees are very effective pollinators of raspberries. In fact, often superiorly to honey bees. Studies with Rubus idaeus in Scotland found that bumblebees outperform them.
Orange Tail
Playing Peek-A-Boo
House Sparrows are so adaptable, they have been found living and breeding 2000ft below ground in a coalmine; Others are known to live their whole lives inside warehouses.
Posing For The Camera
Puffin At Roost
The Broad Scarlet Dragonfly (Crocothemis erythraea), also known as the Scarlet Darter, is a common species in S.Europe and N.Africa It is very rarely found on the British Isles.
Red Dragon
Ever noticed how bees reject some flowers in favour of others? Research has shown that bees are able to scent the strength of nectar present, as well as odours left by other bees.
Red Dragon At Rest
Shy
Normally seen from the end of March, but even December UK sightings do occur.
Sitting Pretty
Skomer Bunny
Stepping Out

 

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