As pictured @beanstacey and @petergrahambean attend to and care for the 84 #beehives housed on @schotia_safaris We are fortunate to naturally host both species of #bees in our area namely, Apis Mellifera Scutellata and the Apis Mellifera Capensis. Unlike areas north of us, #pollinators introduced the Capensis (Cape Bees) into the Transvaal region in the 1980’s. The Cape bees are unique in that the worker bees are able to reproduce through egg laying. Unfortunately they are also #invasive as they roam and invade the more prolific and productive Scutellata #hives, eventually destroying the Scutellata swarm. The introduction of the Capensis Bee into the Scutellata region created total havoc amongst the #beekeeping industry thus having to be destroyed to prevent the spread of the Cape Bees.