Bee species guide. Social and solitary bees. Size, habitat, and regional information on Honeybees, Carpenter bees, Bumble bees, and Stingless bees.
So here are a few quick tips and features to look for (please note, a link to free ID charts can be found at the bottom of the page) . A Few Bee Identification Tips. Here are a few tips on how to identify bees versus other insects: 1. Bees Have 2 Sets Of Wings In other words, bees have four single wings - two on each side of the body.
Native Bees of North America Native bees are an unappreciated treasure, with 4,000 species from tiny Perdita to large carpenter bees, they can be found anywhere in North America where flowers bloom. Most people don’t realize that there were no honey bees in America until the white settlers brought hives from Europe.
Stinging Insects 101 How to identify the pest, the nest and the threat Stinging insects such as various types of wasps, yellowjackets, hornets and bees, are common summertime pests and their stings can be more than just a painful nuisance. The National Pest Management Association reports that stinging insects send more than half a million people to the emergency room every year.
However, distinguishing between the bee species can sometimes be tricky, so as well as printing out these charts and scouring the sites below, you might like to take a look at my other page about bee identification. Free Downloadable And Printable Bee ID Charts
Identification Yellow jackets are sometimes called meat bees, sweet bees, or ground bees. Often mistaken for honeybees, yellow jackets are a little quicker, more slender, and are brighter yellow vs. the orange color of honeybees. Yellow jackets do not forage on flowers, and do not carry yellow pollen on the back of the legs. Yellow jackets can also be identified by a rapid side to side flight ...
Bees, Ants and Wasps are well-represented in their Hymenoptera order as some 18,000 species are recognized in North America alone with a further 115,000 found worldwide. This order produces a variety of species types that make for a distinct love/hate relationship in the world of people - some are excellent at controlling pest populations while ...
For bee identification in the UK, the German black bee is a common species. Better known as the European dark bee, these bees are a species of the honey bee. Originally, their range stretched all the way from western regions of Russia to Northern Europe. The European dark bee is larger than most other honey bees, and have unusually short tongues.
The Great British Bee Count Bee identification guide Around 270 species of bee have been recorded in Great Britain. Here are some common – and not so common – bees which have been recorded.
The field guide is printed on durable, water resistant paper. The images in this guide are representative of 56 common and readily visible groups of macroinvertebrates encountered in wadeable streams of the Pacific Northwest. General information is included on the identification and natural history of each group. Read more.