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How to Identify Bees?

You hear a buzzing noise, and a small, black and yellow creature hovers into view.  Your first thought may be,”Oh, it’s a bee!”  In fact, many swarming insects have coloring similar to bees, but have different behavior and different levels of aggression.  A bee is not the same as a hornet, neither is a hornet the same as a wasp.  While they all can become aggressive if provoked, and provide a painful, stinging warning, not all of these buzzing, swarming creatures are actually bees.  Plus, Read more [...]