Native & Wild Bees

Challenge #15 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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In this challenge show us your local bees: the carpenter, mason, blue-banded, miner, solitary bees, and any of the thousands of bee species which are not 'domesticated' Honey Bees, or Bumblebees, which had their own challenges recently. NO hover flies, spiders etc. The bee/bees must be outside, on flowers, leaves, buzzing around, or just doing what bees do; NOT under studio lights. Macro shots welcome. Google information for your local native or wild bees; or go to http://bugguide.net/node/view/8267/bgpage?from=0 SIZE DOES MATTER: See below.
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a bee's work
Metallic Green Sweat Bee (Agapostemon)
Menorcan bee
Blue-striped Bee
Metallic Green Sweat Bee
You Can Never Have Too Much Pollen
Ensuring food security...
Pollen Eater
Carpenter Bee
Bee From Mars
THE POLLINATOR - SWEAT BEE (Agapostemon)
Bee Mexican Hat
Carpenter Bee
Ol' Blue Eyes
Lily-bee 2
sleeping bees
Pollen on Abdomen
Bubbly Bee
Resin Bees
wild bee on aster
cosmos
Blue-banded bee hard at work
Carpenter Bee
Take Off
Eastern Carpenter Bee
native South African bee
Green Bee.
Into the Flame
Bee and the bee stalker
West Australian Native Bee
Working until sundown.
Embracing the basil
Fly By.
Bottoms Up!
Leaf-cutter Bee (Megachile)
Busy Bees
The early bee gets the ...
The Hungry Carpenter
Bee on Garlic Plant
Hanging upside down
French Pink-bonneted bee
Apis Carnica
Abeille Charpentière
Eastern Carpenter Bee
Blue Banded Bee
Black Bee
If I catch you...
Carpenter Bee?
Bee on Sedum
Gotcha!
Working hard before fall frost
tinybees
bee in green (1 of 1)
Resting..
Dayton Valley Bees
misc
Yellow Kingdom
Buzzing around..
Peek-a-boo
Unknown species ( to me)
Lady in Black
Stranger On My Flower
Apidae Meliponinae
bee
Bee on Flower
Fluffy white bee
Head First
White Bee
bee
Carpenter Bee
Sunny bees
Bee Collecting Nectar & Pollen
The Monster Bee
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Banksia Bee
Blue-Banded Bee
Stingless Bee, Gathering Pollen
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