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Black-Tail Bumble Bee

At first I thought it was a yellow-faced bumble bee. Sort of like applying the adage, "When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail."...

Black-Tail Bumble Bee
Black-Tail Bumble Bee

EARLY RISER--Black-tail bumble bee (Bombus melanopygus) forages at 9:30 a.m., Friday, March 4 in ceanothus at the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

From the Top
From the Top

FROM THE TOP--Black-tail bumble bee (Bombus melanopygus) sipping nectar from ceanothus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Buzzing Wings
Buzzing Wings

BUZZING WINGS--Wings of black-tail bumble bee (Bombus melanopygus) beating rapidly. The Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, a half-acre bee friendly garden at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, Bee Biology Road, UC Davis, is open dawn to dusk. No admission is charged. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, March 4, 2011 at 8:28 PM

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