Name: Honey Bee
Scientific name: Apis mellifera
Nature Stars: 30
About: The hive bee, semi-domesticated for thousands of years to produce honey. Honey bees are a vitally important for pollinating hundreds of plant species.
How to identify: The familiar honey bee is almost unmistakeable, although there are several species of hoverfly which look almost identical but which can be told by their larger eyes.
Fantastic fact: A single bee hive may contain as many as 50,000 individuals.
Photograph credit: bramblejungle