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Wallace’s giant bee found in Indonesia

A single specimen of Wallace’s giant bee, Megachile pluto, has been discovered in the North Maluku Islands of Indonesia. Found by natural history photographer Clay Bolt and a team of scientists, the bee was photographed and videoed before being released back into its home environment. This species is a member of the common Megachile genus, […] Read more

Haunted by losses, a Maryland beekeeper speaks out

Feeling discouraged about the bee thing? You are not alone. Haunted by losses, Bill Castro, a thirty-year beekeeper from Maryland, shared the details of his disastrous 2016 bee season. The numbers are scary. Abysmal losses Update on the rusty-patched bumble bee In related news, due to policy changes in Washington DC, the inclusion of the […] Read more