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Bug of the Week: Tiny Bees

It didn't rain this week, but the rain lilies didn't care. There was enough humidity to send them into bloom.


The "pencil lead bees" responded right away.


We call these tiny bees "pencil lead bees" because they are only the size of a pencil lead.


They are actually sweat or digger bees.

Do you think they are collecting nectar or pollen?

(Hint:  remember what the yellow structures are in the flower.)

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