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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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...
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Banksia Bee
Blue-Banded Bee
Stingless Bee, Gathering Pollen
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