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Sharing a Sunflower

Two on a Sunflower

If you're in the right spot at the same time, you may get a double bonus: a non-native bee and a native bee on a native plant.We took this photo in Healdsburg last week of a non-native bee (the common European or Western honey bee, Apis mellifera) and a...

Two on a Sunflower
Two on a Sunflower

TWO ON A SUNFLOWER--A honey bee (Apis mellifera) and a female sweat bee (Halictus ligatus) share a sunflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-Up
Close-Up

CLOSE-UP of a honey bee and a sweat bee clearly illustrates the size disparity. The honey bee is covered with pollen from a nearby hollyhock. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 8:10 PM
Tags: Apis mellifera (21), Halictus ligatus (5), honey bee (196), sunflower (2), sweat bee (18)

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