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Bumblebees are endearing and familiar insects. Their animated behaviour and deep buzz as they fly from flower to flower makes them a delight to watch.

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Interesting honey bee chart. The picture labeled "it stings" shows a yellow jacket, not a honey bee, to help you know the difference.

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The Honey Bee Colony: The hive consists of three castes of bees. Queen• Fertile female responsible for the total population ~ Worker• Sterile female – does the work of the hive ~ Drone• Fertile male – exists to mate with queen

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Experienced beekeepers frequently talk about brood pattern. But what is a brood pattern and how do you tell a good one from a bad one? A brood pattern is nothing more than the place where the queen...

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Augochlora pura - Gold-green Sweat Bee from bugguide.net (the US site for bee identification) . Also check out great photo of Gold-green sweat bee by by Dave Wendelken on Flickr

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