Category: bee

Pow, Pow, Pow The females build the houses, ge…

Pow, Pow, Pow The females build the houses, get the groceries.  Males, just mate (and die young).

#11 in the KNOW YOUR WILD BEES CAMPAIGN

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Public Bee Servant, sam droege

Faelan! I'm drawing a character who has h…

Faelan! I'm drawing a character who has honey bee-type wings, is there anything I specifically need to know about their structure?

Yes! Bees have two pairs of wings which is very important. If you only give them one pair they’re actually diptera like flies. 

The veins of the wings are also very important because they provide ventilation and blood flow and the bottom edge of the forewing and the top of the hindwing have hooks.

The wings also don’t move on their own as they aren’t muscle, the wings move by muscles inside the bee (as you can see below at B), as they contract the wings move down, and as they expand the wings move up.

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Bee Pin + Stickers Giveaway

thewannabeee:

thewannabeee:

Hey guys! I’m doing a giveaway of a set of my bee pins and a profile picture sticker to fundraise money for the Canadian Cancer Society as part of my school. 

To enter the giveaway, you must give a donation of any amount to my account here. Obviously, the more the better because everything gets donated and goes to a great cause. 

Please leave your Tumblr username as your name when you donate so I can contact you later if you win. 

Hey guys! I’ve reached 25% of my goal! So far only 3 people have donated, which means the odds are still super high for anyone who enters!

55% of my goal!! We’re so close, and the odds of winning are still high for anyone who enters :))

Parasites.  Why not let others do your work?

Parasites.  Why not let others do your work?

#9 – KNOW YOUR WILD BEES CAMPAIGN

All original pictures completely public domain and available at our Flickr site: https://www.flickr.com/photos/usgsbiml/

Photography Information: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-_yvIsucOY

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Download our free field guide to the genera of bees:http://bio2.elmira.edu/fieldbio/beesofmarylandbookversion1.pdf

Public Bee Servant, sam droege

If a bee has no name, how can we protect it?  

If a bee has no name, how can we protect it?  

The KNOW YOUR WILD BEES campaign.

#6….Pilgrim

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Public Bee Servant, sam droege

Meet an illegal immigrant.  

Meet an illegal immigrant.  

This is Pseudoanthidium nanum a bee we first realized was present in the U.S. about 10 years ago.  It now is established in the NJ and MD areas, and I believe I saw records from the Chicago area last year.  I have only found it in the most urban of urban areas on the riot of weeds that we always bring with us where ever we live.  

Tiny, it is like a colorful little flying pea.  Note:  weeds can have pretty flowers too….Photograph by Anders Croft.

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Download our free field guide to the genera of bees:http://bio2.elmira.edu/fieldbio/beesofmarylandbookversion1.pdf

Public Bee Servant, sam droege

#4.   Why Females are Twice Males.

#4.   Why Females are Twice Males.

The KNOW YOUR WILD BEES CAMPAIGN

All original pictures completely public domain and available at our Flickr site: https://www.flickr.com/photos/usgsbiml/

Photography Information: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-_yvIsucOY

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Download our free field guide to the genera of bees:http://bio2.elmira.edu/fieldbio/beesofmarylandbookversion1.pdf

Public Bee Servant, sam droege

Bee Pin + Stickers Giveaway

Hey guys! I’m doing a giveaway of a set of my bee pins and a profile picture sticker to fundraise money for the Canadian Cancer Society as part of my school. 

To enter the giveaway, you must give a donation of any amount to my account here. Obviously, the more the better because everything gets donated and goes to a great cause. 

Please leave your Tumblr username as your name when you donate so I can contact you later if you win. 

Day 3

Day 3

Dawn glints off the massive egg of a carpenter bee

The Know Your Wild Bees Baby Campaign