Bow to the Bee
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16 Types of Bees With Pictures - ProGardenTips
Bees are a majorly important link in our food chains. Without bees, the entire ecosystem would quickly collapse. They also provide us with much valued products like honey, pollen and beeswax. Bees can sting, but are very unlikely to do so, unless they’re seriously under threat. So don’t be afraid, and welcome all types of bees into your garden.
Eucera fulvohirta, M, Baker County, Georgia, side_2015-01-08-12.05.28 ZS PMax
BEE zoOm photography (Eucera fulvohirta, M, Baker County, Georgia, side_2015-01-08 12.05.28 ZS PMax) by biologist Sam Droege, at the US Geological Survey’s Patuxent Wildlife Research Center • 60mm macro lens composites • prep: bathing specimen in warm water / soap + blow-drying! ; ) • research helps fight Colony Collapse Disorder decimating bee populations • images 2000x2000+ px! ; ) • off'l flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/usgsbiml
The perfume-seeking behavior is where the bee-utiful orchid bees get their name. The males are especially easy to spot as they hover over plants searching for that perfect smell, and orchids have some amazing adaptations that exploit this behavior to ensure pollination. These orchids lure bees in with enticing scents of vanilla, cinnamon, and …rotting meat. Yuck! #bees #life #pollinators #orchid #flowers #beauty