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Put on a Happy Face

Bumble Bee and Honey Bee

Those yellow-faced bumble bees know how to put on a happy face.The males and females frequent our bee friendly garden to sip the sweet nectar of...

Bumble Bee and Honey Bee
Bumble Bee and Honey Bee

SHARING--A yellow-faced bumble bee, (Bombus vosnesenskii), and a honey bee (Apis mellifera), share a patch of lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sip of Nectar
Sip of Nectar

SIP OF NECTAR--A yellow-faced bumble bee (Bombus vosnesenskii) sips sweet nectar from lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

From the Back
From the Back

FROM THE BACK, the yellow-faced bumble bee is shaped somewhat like a bullet. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Put on a Happy Face
Put on a Happy Face

SPORTING its trademark feathery yellow hair on its face and a yellow band around its abdomen, a yellow-faced bumble bee (Bombus vosnesenskii), leaves rock purslane. This one is a male, as identified by native pollinator specialist and noted bumble bee expert Robbin Thorp of the University of California, Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 6:19 PM

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