Monday, June 8, 2009

A "Suspender" suspending on a branch

Someone pointed this to me and what I thought it was a huge black suspender hanging off the branch. As I got closer... woooowooowwww! This is amazing! Being a city homosapien, I have not seen such a huge congregation before.


A black "suspender" suspending on a branch. Is almost a meter wide and half a meter lengthwise.

Yellow "bumble-bee" like. Thousands of them.


These pictures were taken on a hot afternoon on June 6th 2009. Any bees expert out there who can help me identify what species of this bee?

3 comments:

  1. Hey, Should be the Giant Honey Bee or Apis dorsata, if I'm correct.

    Cheers,
    M

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  2. How big was this, estimate width and height? Thought you would go climb up the tree and measure it will a stormtrooper gear.

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  3. Hi M;
    Thank you for the ID. Yes, those should be the Giant Honey Bee.

    Hi The Itch is Back;
    The estimated measurement is stated on my blog. The branch was about 6 foot tall; slightly taller than me. I'm amazed that they built that nest that low. Usually is very high up a tree for eg. tualang.
    ------------------------------------------------
    Here's an interesting clip (BBC Sir Attenbourough)from YouTube posted to me by Aida.
    Enjoy the clip :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vll_2xH_SQY

    The best :)

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