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Honeybee, bumblebee, leafcutter, digger, mining and sweat are some of the different types of bees. There are many different species of bee within each type. Some species of honeybee include European, Indian, Koschevnikov... More »

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Flowering plants that provide nectar, pollen or both attract bees, according to the UC Berkeley Urban Bee Lab. Bees prefer a single plant type in large patches of at least 10 square feet, since this allows bees to remain... More »

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Many animals, such as skunks, badgers, hedgehogs, fox, minks, weasels, bear and mice, eat bees, as do several types of birds and many insects. However, there is no mammal that specifically preys on bees. More »

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Valuable as pollinators of shrubs, flowers and trees, the term digger bee refers to several species of bees that burrows into the ground to build their nests. The females construct these underground nests, line them with... More »

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There are many different varieties of honey bee, each one with its own distinct characteristics. The Italian honey bee may be the most popular variety for beekeepers, but there are also German, Carniolan, Caucasian, Russ... More »

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Bees travel between 15 to 22 miles an hour when they fly. According to Hives for Lives, bees flap their wings approximately 11,000 times per minute just to keep their pollen-loaded bodies aloft. More »

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The main cause of honey bees being endangered are parasites, including tracheal and varroa mites that were introduced into North America in the 1980s. These parasites cause diseases that can be harmful to the bees' colon... More »

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