Apidae (bees as plant pests)

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Apis mellifera scutellata in Florida (click on image to enlarge it)
Author: Jeffrey W. Lotz
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Apidae (bees as pests)

The family of Apidae includes mainly solitary species but also several social species like the common honey bee. They are mainly pollinators and usually considered beneficial insects. However several species are considered pests like the carpenter bees (genus Xylocopa) which can damage wooden structures or the honey bee itself which can be a nuisance pest (aggressive races) as well as a plant pest.


The following genera and individual species are currently entered in the system: