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Giant honey collecting nectar therefore pollinating a yellow-dot flower

Giant Honey Bees

Giant Honey Bee Classification Class: Insecta Order: Hymenoptera Family: Apidae Genus: Apis Species: Apis dorsata The giant honey bee is a species of bee known as Apis dorsata. A giant honey bee belongs to the genus Apis, which is part

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Asian giant hornet sitting on the palm of a human hand

Asian Giant Hornets

Asian Giant Hornet Classification Class: Hexapoda (Insecta) Order: Hymenoptera Family: Vespidae Genus: Vespa Species: Vespa mandarinia Asian giant hornets are the largest known species of hornet.[1]  Vespa mandarinia, the scientific name for Asian giant hornets, is derived from the Latin

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A male and a female four-toothed mason wasp mating on a leaf

Four-Toothed Mason Wasps

Four-Toothed Mason Wasp Classification Class: Insecta Order: Hymenoptera Family: Vespidae Genus: Monobia Species: Monobia quadridens The four-toothed mason wasp is a species of wasp known as Monobia quadridens. Four-toothed mason wasps are a solitary potter wasp that is typically found

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Bee Flies

Bee Fly Classification Class: Insecta Order: Diptera Family: Bombyliidae Genus: Many Species: Many The bee fly is an insect belonging to the Bombyliidae family. Bee flies are so named because some Bombyliidae species closely resemble bees. Bombyliidae are members of

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Eastern Carpenter Bees

Eastern Carpenter Bee Classification Class: Insecta Order: Hymenoptera Family: Apidae Genus: Xylocopa Species: Xylocopa virginica Eastern carpenter bees are a species of bee in the genus Xylocopa. Xylocopa is Latin for “woodcutter,” a reference to how eastern carpenter bees nest

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Close up of a scout bee working in the hive

Scout Bees

Scout bee is a type of honey bee that searches for new nesting sites for honey bees when they are ready to swarm.  There are only a few species of honey bees that perform this swarming and scouting behavior, including

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