Job sharing among South African bees
South Africans have a sweet tooth. After all, they are said to consume
around 3,000 tons of honey a year. This huge amount is produced mainly
by two types of
honey bees. One is the black Cape bee, the other is the African bee.
Interestingly, the Cape bee stops at the southwestern tip of the
continent, as if on an invisible line, and leaves the northern territory
to the African bee. Of course, the two bee
breeds also share their pollination job with mammals, such as fruit bats.