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Nomada bees prey on the real pollinators

When I think of a bee, I imagine something fluffy and cute. But this bee doesn’t fit the image, looking more like a space rover, examining the terrain with thick antennae and marbled eyes. Although brown and yellow, from a distance the bee appears eerily translucent. Last week I was kneeling on the eewie-gooey forest […] Read more

Should I grow native plants for honey bees?

If you live in a place where honey bees are not native—such as the Americas, Australia, or New Zealand—then planting native species specifically for honey bees doesn’t make much sense. After all, honey bees did not evolve to live on those plants. The best reason for growing native plants is to provide forage, building materials, […] Read more