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Good resources for bee identification include InsectIdentification.org, TheBeeGuy.com and BuzzAboutBees.net. InsectIdentification.org contains information and images of bees, wasps and hornets to help visitors identify t... More »

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In the event of a single bee sting that doesn't cause an allergic reaction, the best course of action is to remove the stinger, wash the area, and apply ice or a cold compress, advises Mayo Clinic. Applying hydrocortison... More »

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Careful inspection of a bee's morphology, from its wing veins to its antennae, tongue and leg parts, is necessary to identify a bee's species with certainty, and it is usually only possible when using a microscope or han... More »

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A male bee is called a drone. Male honeybees do not have stingers and are the product of an unfertilized egg. The female worker bees collect nectar and pollen, but the sole purpose of a drone's life is to mate with the q... More »

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A young bee is called a larva or pupa. A larva is the small white worm that precedes the pupal phase of a bee's life cycle. The pupa is the life cycle phase in which a larva physically changes into an adult bee. More »

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A bee has five eyes. It has two huge compound eyes and three simple eyes. The simple eyes are called ocelli. Each compound eye is made up 150 tiny structures called ommatidia. These structures let the bee see not only pa... More »

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All castes and species of bee have four wings. The pair of wings that is closer to the head is always larger and folds over the rear pair when the bee is at rest. The rear pair is shorter and hooks into the forward pair ... More »

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