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Where are giant honey bees found?

Where are giant honey bees found?

Apis dorsata is found throughout the southern countries of Asia, including Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines (Figure 2). The greatest number of Apis dorsata colonies are found in dense forest areas or on cliffs, but nests are occasionally found in urban areas on building ledges (Figure 3).

Which is the largest honey bee?

Giant honey bees
Giant honey bees are the largest of the honey bee species. The Giant honey bee (Apis dorsata) is very large (17–20 mm long) however their colour is quite similar to the European honey bee, with golden, black and pale bands on the abdomen and with a hairy thorax.

How many honey bees are there in Nepal?

Four native
Four native species of honey bees viz. Apis laboriosa, Apis dorsata, Apis florea, and Apis cerana and one exotic species, Apis mellifera are found in Nepal.

What are the big honey bees called?

Carpenter bees
Carpenter bees are very large insects, often between 1/2 an inch to an inch long with a thick, oval-shaped body and yellow and black markings. If you think this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. It’s easy to mistake a carpenter bee for a bumble bee. After all, both are large and fat with yellow and black fuzzy bodies.

Do honey bees live in Asia?

Native honey bees in Southeast Asia. Among the nine honey bee species known worldwide, only one is native to Europe and Africa. The other eight species are native to Asia and all are present in Southeast Asia.

Which bee is the strongest?

Megachile pluto, also known as Wallace’s giant bee or raja ofu (king of the bees), is a very large Indonesian resin bee. It is the largest known living bee species….

Megachile pluto
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Megachilidae
Genus: Megachile
Subgenus: Megachile (Callomegachile)

Why is beekeeping popular in Nepal?

Nepal has tremendous opportunities on the beekeeping due to the richness in the honeybee’s species and the availability of plenty pasture diversity. There exist four native honeybee’s species Apis florea, Apis dorsata, and Apis laboriosa are open nesting and Apis cerena halfway domesticated types.

What kind of bees are in Nepal?

Nepal is home to four native species of honeybee: Apis cerana, Apis dorsata, Apis laboriosa, and Apis florea (Ahmad and Partap 2008). A. cerana, or Asian hive bees, inhabit the Mid Hills region and are traditionally kept in log hives though are also suitable to box hives.

Are carpenter bees aggressive?

Though the male carpenter bees cannot sting, they are quite aggressive when it comes to protecting and defending their nests. It is extremely common for the male carpenter bees to swoop down on you if you are approaching, or getting too close to, their nests.

Do carpenter bees sting humans?

Carpenter bee stingers contain bee venom. When a carpenter bee stings you, you’ll immediately feel a sharp pain and a burning sensation at the site of the sting and the surrounding area of skin. Because carpenter bees don’t lose their stinger after they attack, you won’t have to remove a stinger from your skin.

Does mad honey make you trip?

The honey that results is the most expensive in the world at $166/pound, notes Bryant, and when consumed, can cause light-headedness, feelings of euphoria and even hallucinations.