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Kissin' Cousins

Male yellowjacket heads toward a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's that? A honey bee and a male yellowjacket on the same blossom? That's exactly what we saw Nov. 14 at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee...

Male yellowjacket heads toward a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Male yellowjacket heads toward a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Male yellowjacket heads toward a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Male yellowjacket checks out the honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Male yellowjacket checks out the honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Male yellowjacket checks out the honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee continues to forage, while the male yellowjacket crawls away. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee continues to forage, while the male yellowjacket crawls away. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee continues to forage, while male yellowjacket crawls away. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Sharing a Sunflower

This photo shows a honey bee (bottom left), a sunflower bee, Svastra, (center) and a sweat bee, Halictus ligatus, with another sweat bee, Halictus tripartus, coming in for a landing. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You often see a single solitary bee on a sunflower. Perhaps it's a sunflower bee (Svastra) or a honey bee (Apis mellifera). But four on one?...

This photo shows a honey bee (bottom left), a sunflower bee, Svastra, (center) and a sweat bee, Halictus ligatus, with another sweat bee, Halictus tripartus, coming in for a landing. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This photo shows a honey bee (bottom left), a sunflower bee, Svastra, (center) and a sweat bee, Halictus ligatus, with another sweat bee, Halictus tripartus, coming in for a landing. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This photo shows a honey bee (bottom left), a sunflower bee, Svastra, and a sweat bee, Halictus ligatus, with another sweat bee, Halictus tripartus, coming in for a landing. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 9:36 PM

The Monarch and the Bee

Monarch butterfly watches as a honey bee crawls up a Mexican sunflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The mighty Monarch butterfly and the industrious honey bee.How rare we see them together on the same flower.But that was the case last Friday at...

Monarch butterfly watches as a honey bee crawls up a Mexican sunflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Monarch butterfly watches as a honey bee crawls up a Mexican sunflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Monarch butterfly watches as a honey bee crawls up a Mexican sunflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bottoms up! A honey bee makes herself at home. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bottoms up! A honey bee makes herself at home. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bottoms up! A honey bee makes herself at home. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two's company--a Monarch butterfly and a honey bee share nectar from the same flower.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Two's company--a Monarch butterfly and a honey bee share nectar from the same flower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two's company--a Monarch butterfly and a honey bee share nectar from the same flower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 8:46 PM

Sharing a Sunflower

Two on a Sunflower

If you're in the right spot at the same time, you may get a double bonus: a non-native bee and a native bee on a native plant.We took this photo in...

Two on a Sunflower
Two on a Sunflower

TWO ON A SUNFLOWER--A honey bee (Apis mellifera) and a female sweat bee (Halictus ligatus) share a sunflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-Up
Close-Up

CLOSE-UP of a honey bee and a sweat bee clearly illustrates the size disparity. The honey bee is covered with pollen from a nearby hollyhock. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 8:10 PM
Tags: Apis mellifera (23), Halictus ligatus (5), honey bee (198), sunflower (2), sweat bee (18)

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