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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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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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