The 2017 Native Bee Season has Begun

March 13, 2017

For the most part, our native bees have been inactive for the winter but are now being seen in the GNG. Two weeks of warmth and a few 80° days have triggered them to life.  On one day alone we found five bee species not observed in the garden before!  One of those previously unseen species is pictured below, cleaning its tongue while in flight after nectaring at a flower.

Anthophorine Bee - Anthophora curta
Anthophorine Bee – Anthophora curta

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