Long-Horned Bees

  Eucera longicornis, or long-horned bees, are a unique species of solitary bee. They belong to the same family (Apidae) as honey bees, bumblebees, carpenter bees, and others with the two major genera Eucera and Melissodes. Geographical Distribution Long-horned bees were once found in vast populations throughout North America and even Southern Britain. However, the numbers of…

Differences of Honeybees vs Bumblebees

Do you know the differences of honeybees vs. bumblebees? Honey bees and bumble bees may look similar but they are actually quite different. While both insects play important roles in pollination, their nesting habits and physical features help to distinguish between the two types of bee. Learn more about these creatures’ habits and lifecycles to…

Buff-tailed Bumble Bee (Bombus terrestris)

The buff-tailed bumblebee, also known as Bombus terrestis, belongs to the Apidae family. These fluffy little creatures thrive in temperate climates but can survive in all climates. They are common across Europe and Asia, parts of North Africa and the Middle East, as well as some parts of North America. This species is particularly common…

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All about Bees Tongues

Bumble bees tongues (proboscis) fall into 2, sometimes 3 different categories depending on their length. As the name implies, long-tongued bees have a much longer proboscis than short-tongued bees. According to research, this is significant. Not only does it determine the manner in which bees feed and what they feed. It also has an environmental…

Bumble Bee Nesting Habits

Bumble bees nesting habits are essential to the environment, as without them there would be a decline in the pollination of plants and flowers. Without these pollinating insects, biodiversity would suffer significantly, leading to major ecosystem disruptions. Therefore it is important to protect bumble bees and their habitats in order to preserve both natural ecosystems…