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The easiest ways to identify bee species are through color, size and by the presence of a pollen basket on the abdomen. Two of the most common bees, the honey bee and bumble bee, share many features. More »

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Among the most well-known distinguishing features of common milkweed are its flat, reddish-brown seeds with tufts of silky hair at one end and grow in teardrop-shaped pods. Common milkweed flowers are often pink or purpl... 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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While they are similar to other insects in some ways, you can identify a yellow jacket using the insect's size, color and behavior. Yellow jackets are small insects, typically under an inch long. The name derives from th... More »

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Bee pollen is widely used as a natural dietary supplement and as an ingredient in skin-softening products. It is also used for treating eczema and diaper rash. Some herbalists also recommend it to enhance the performance... More »

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Like all insects, honey bees have three body segments - head, thorax and abdomen - as well as six legs that are attached to the thorax. Only female worker honey bees have stingers. 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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