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Put on a Happy Face

Bumble Bee and Honey Bee

Those yellow-faced bumble bees know how to put on a happy face.The males and females frequent our bee friendly garden to sip the sweet nectar of lavender, catmint and rock...

Bumble Bee and Honey Bee
Bumble Bee and Honey Bee

SHARING--A yellow-faced bumble bee, (Bombus vosnesenskii), and a honey bee (Apis mellifera), share a patch of lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sip of Nectar
Sip of Nectar

SIP OF NECTAR--A yellow-faced bumble bee (Bombus vosnesenskii) sips sweet nectar from lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

From the Back
From the Back

FROM THE BACK, the yellow-faced bumble bee is shaped somewhat like a bullet. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Put on a Happy Face
Put on a Happy Face

SPORTING its trademark feathery yellow hair on its face and a yellow band around its abdomen, a yellow-faced bumble bee (Bombus vosnesenskii), leaves rock purslane. This one is a male, as identified by native pollinator specialist and noted bumble bee expert Robbin Thorp of the University of California, Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 6:19 PM

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