Butterfly and Bee Garden

Butterfly Bee Garden


Honeybee vs Bumblebee

Bumblebee vs Honeybee: Understanding the Differences Between the Two Most Common Bees

Ever wondered about the bumblebee vs. honeybee argument? There are almost 20,000 species of bee that differ in their behaviors, pollination habits, habitat, and physical characteristics. Due to a loss of habitat, pesticides, and mono-crop farming, the numbers of bees across the US are in sharp decline. However, the bumblebee and honeybee remain two of …

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metallic green bee

All About Sweat Bees

Have you ever heard of sweat bees? Here are some common, frequently asked questions about these busy, beneficial little bees… What are Sweat Bees? Commonly referred to as sweat bees or sugar bag bees, these bees are the second largest family of bees worldwide. Scientifically known as Halictidae, they usually have a dark metallic appearance.

Miner Bees

Miner Bees Facts

Miner or “mining” bees are among the world’s largest groups of solitary bees, and there are more than 4,500 species of mining bees worldwide. They are also known as Digger Bees, Ground Bees, Mud Bees, and Dirt Bees. They are wild bees and they live underground. They are generally black and yellow, very cute, and …

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Carpenter Bee Facts

Carpenter bees look like big bumblebees and are well known for their ability to drill holes in wood. These flying insects become a nuisance in spring when they start buzzing around looking for places to lay their eggs. During this time the males can become especially aggressive and cause panic when they seem to attack …

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All about Honey Bees

All about Honey Bees

There are about seven known species, and a lot more subspecies of honey bees in the world. The Western Honey Bee is the most common and is found in all continents except the Antarctica. This bee is domesticated and used for the pollination of crops and honey production.