Category Archives: Bee pics
There’s a bumblebee on one of these giant sunflowers in our garden (4 m tall!). She was a big one – you can see her even though she was up there! Advertisements
The specimen is a male Agapostemon virescens captured in 2015. Look closely at the antennae – are those tiny mites or spots? The microscope is made by Keyence.
Southern Ontario is the northern edge of the geographic range of the eastern carpenter bee, Xylocopa virginica. Young bees emerge as adults in late summer, and they need to feed before hibernation. This likely limits how far north they can … Continue reading
Our paper on social organisation and reproductive queues in eastern carpenter bees, is now “pre-published” in manuscript form. The paper analyses the foraging schedules of individually marked bees like the one on the photo (which was taken by Jess Vickruck), … Continue reading
I usually ignore honeybees when I’m home, but in Greece, honeybees are native bees and often wild. It’s amazing to find any bees at all in a big city with almost no greenery, but there are always honeybees in the … Continue reading
Probably Lasioglossum marginatum, the most abundant bee foraging in early spring. Photographed in Agios Nikolaos, Monemvasias, Greece, April 2014.