Western Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)

A western honey Bee (Apis mellifera) visiting a flower of the Indian mulberry (Morinda citrifolia), also called Noni.

Anaa has a healthy population of western honey bees, and they were busy pollinating the flowers in the interior as well as on the windward and salt sprayed shores where there is an abundance of Pemphis. It’s a strong flier and the wind must be quite strong to dissuade it from visiting the pemphis on the sea shore. Even when the flowers are heavily shaking to and fro, it’s able to harvest from the flowers.

Western honey bee (Apis mellifera) is not native to the Ana atoll.

Western Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)

Here it is visiting euphorbia fosbergii.
Western Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)


Last updated on 4 July 2024