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Niger, A Bee’s Supermarket
17th November, 2022
Niger (Guizotia Abyssinica) is an oilseed & flowers from October to January. It’s a storehouse of nectar & pollen.
We observed Apis cerana indica, the species of bee we have in the boxes, collecting nectar & pollen from the Niger flowers.
We also saw wild bees on the flowers.
The rock bees, Apis dorsata are big & are the bees that build those large honeycombs on tall trees & rocks.
Apis florea, little bees, on the other hand are quite small as their name suggests.
It was a magical sight to see 3 species of bees at the same time, on the same flowers.