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In Search of the World's Biggest Bee: How It Came to 'Bee'

Natural history photographer Clay Bolt photographs Wallace’s Giant See in its nest. The bee nests  in active termite mounds in the North Moluccas, Indonesia. (Copyright Simon Robson)

Imagine you're in an Indonesian rainforest and a humongous bee, with a wingspan of two and a half inches, flies over your head. The world's largest...

Natural history photographer Clay Bolt photographs Wallace’s Giant See in its nest. The bee nests  in active termite mounds in the North Moluccas, Indonesia. (Copyright Simon Robson)
Natural history photographer Clay Bolt photographs Wallace’s Giant See in its nest. The bee nests in active termite mounds in the North Moluccas, Indonesia. (Copyright Simon Robson)

Natural history photographer Clay Bolt photographs Wallace’s Giant See in its nest. The bee nests in active termite mounds in the North Moluccas, Indonesia. (Copyright Simon Robson)

Wallace’s Giant Bee. Megachile pluto, the world’s largest bee,  is approximately four times larger than a European honey bee. This is a composite. (Copyright Clay Bolt, www.claybolt.com)
Wallace’s Giant Bee. Megachile pluto, the world’s largest bee, is approximately four times larger than a European honey bee. This is a composite. (Copyright Clay Bolt, www.claybolt.com)

Wallace’s Giant Bee. Megachile pluto, the world’s largest bee, is approximately four times larger than a European honey bee. This is a composite. (Copyright Clay Bolt, www.claybolt.com)

Saving the Rusty-Patched Bumble Bee

This is a frame from the film,

Hear that buzz? That's the sound of success. It finally happened. The beleaguered rusty-patched bumble bee, Bombus affinis, is now listed by...

This is a frame from the film,
This is a frame from the film, "Ghost in the Making," showing Clay Bolt with the now endangered rusty-patched bumble bee. © Neil Losin / Day's Edge Productions

This is a frame from the film, "Ghost in the Making," showing Clay Bolt with the now endangered rusty-patched bumble bee. © Neil Losin / Day's Edge Productions

Noted bumble bee expert Robbin Thorp, distinguished emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, helped spearhead the project of getting the rusty-patched bumble bee listed as endangered. Here he's pictured with the critically imperiled Franklin's bumble bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Noted bumble bee expert Robbin Thorp, distinguished emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, helped spearhead the project of getting the rusty-patched bumble bee listed as endangered. Here he's pictured with the critically imperiled Franklin's bumble bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Noted bumble bee expert Robbin Thorp, distinguished emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, helped spearhead the project of getting the rusty-patched bumble bee listed as endangered. Here he's pictured with the critically imperiled Franklin's bumble bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 3:21 PM
 
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