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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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Bees weigh approximately one tenth of a gram. Worker bees can carry up to one half of their weight. A bee's maximum flight range is approximately 5 kilometers, or about 3 miles, but most bees gather nectar closer to the ... 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 bee is an insect, and insects are arthropods. All arthropods have three pairs of legs, exoskeletons and segmented bodies. Honeybees have a special set of legs with pockets to hold pollen as the bee travels to different... More »

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Insects that resemble large, long bees are hover flies. Their large eyes, slender wings and yellow, orange and black coloration make would-be predators mistake them for stinging bees. More »

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