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Wild Bees: Alternative Pollinators

Sweat bee

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Sweat bee
Sweat bee

THIS NATIVE POLLINATOR is a female sweat bee (Halictus tripartitus), so nicknamed because it is attracted to sweat. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bee condo
Bee condo

BEE CONDO--A grower created this "bee condo"--a slab of wood drilled with different-sized holes--to attract native pollinators. Here leafcutter bees head for their nest cavities. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 6:11 PM

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