Bee

Bees are flying insects closely related to wasps and ants, known for their role in pollination and, in the case of the best-known bee species, the European honey bee, for producing honey and beeswax. Bees are a monophyletic lineage within the superfamily Apoidea, presently considered as a clade Anthophila. There are nearly 20,000 known species of bees in seven to nine recognized families, though many are undescribed and the actual number is probably higher. They are found on every continent except Antarctica, in every habitat on the planet that contains insect-pollinated flowering plants.

Some species including honey bees, bumblebees, and stingless bees live socially in colonies. Bees are adapted for feeding on nectar and pollen, the former primarily as an energy source and the latter primarily for protein and other nutrients. Most pollen is used as food for larvae. Bee pollination is important both ecologically and commercially; the decline in wild bees has increased the value of pollination by commercially managed hives of honey bees.

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Rare blue-tailed bee-eaters flock to Xiamen for nesting season

People Daily 20 May 2024
Flocks of blue-tailed bee-eaters, a species hailed as the "Most Beautiful Bird in China," have recently descended upon Wuyuan Bay Nature Reserve in Xiamen, Fujian Province, as the colorful birds prepare for their annual nesting season in the southeastern Chinese city ... A blue-tailed bee-eater preys on dragonflies. (People's Daily Online/Chen Bo)....
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15 million bees let loose on highway following truck accident

Boing Boing 19 May 2024
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Man doesn't mind driving around with thousands of bees in his car

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Baseball results for Thursday, May 9, 2024

Post Bulletin 10 May 2024
Stewartville. Reed Neubauer 1-for-2, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R; Jacob Anderson 1-for-2, 1 2B, 1 RBI; Bo Boettcher 1-for-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI; Ben Leimer 1-for-3, 1 R. Pitchers. Bo Boettcher (WP) 7 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 6 K ... Asher Bee 1-for-4, 1 RBI; David Oeltjen 2-for-3, 1 R; Colter Hegge 1-for-4, 1 RBI; Aaron Lou 2-for-3, 1 2B; Ethen Brunkow 1-for-2, 1 R ... Notes....
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Swarm of bees descends on baseball stadium and delays game for two hours

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Little girl's imaginary closet monster turns out to be 55,000-65,000 bees

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