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Leafcutting bees in action

Leafcutting bees are everywhere. Dozens of them nest in my backyard, and I’ve seen alfalfa fields served by massive leafcutting domiciles containing millions of these little bees. I’ve photographed them drinking nectar, collecting pollen, carrying leaves, and building nests, but I have never—ever—seen one cutting leaves. But a few days ago, I happened across this […] Read more