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photograph Apis mellifera
Honey Bee Apis mellifera

The Honey Bee is one of the few insects considered to be useful by most people. More...

photograph Osmia bicornis
Red Mason Bee Osmia bicornis

The Red Mason Bee is on the wing in early spring and a good fruit tree pollinator. More...

photograph Osmia caerulescens
Blue Mason Bee Osmia caerulescens

The Blue Mason Bee is seen in our garden regularly, but never in great numbers. More...

photograph Osmia niveata
Osmia niveata

This small Mason Bee probably is Osmia niveata. More...

photograph Megachile species
Pantaloon Bee Dasypoda hirtipes

The Pantaloon Bee is named after the females, which have very long golden hairs on the hind leg to collect pollen. This however is a male.More...

photograph Megachile species
Yellow-loosestrife Bee Macropis europaea

The Yellow-loosestrife Bee also has long hairs on the hind leg, but hers are black and white.More...

photograph Megachile species
Megachile species

This is an old, worn out Leafcutting Bee. More...

photograph Nomada ruficornis
Common Wasp Bee Nomada ruficornis male

It is very hard to tell apart the male of the Common Wasp Bee from the males of other Wasp Bees. If you can. More...

photograph Nomada ruficornis
Common Wasp Bee Nomada ruficornis female

The female of the Common Wasp Bee is much bigger than the male. She is seen on flowers less frequently. More...

photograph Lasioglossum sexstrigatum
Lasioglossum sexstrigatum

This is an old and worn out male of Lasioglossum sexstrigatum, one of the Sweat Bees. More...

photograph Lasioglossum albipes or Lasioglossum calceatum
Lasioglossum albipes_calceatum

This is either Lasioglossum calceatum or Lasioglossum albipes. It is impossible to tell from this picture.More...

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