Blueberry Bee

Name: 𝘏𝘢𝘣𝘳𝘰𝘱𝘰𝘥𝘢 𝘭𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘰𝘴𝘢

Size: 15.5 to 16 mm (Female); 13 to 14 mm (Male)

Characteristics: Smaller than bumble bee. Female is entirely black. Male is mainly black with yellow markings.

Locations: Regions where blueberries grow abundantly. Pollinates blueberry plants. Home gardens, orchards, and landscaped areas.

Bumble Bee

Name: 𝘉𝘰𝘮𝘣𝘶𝘴 𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘺𝘭𝘷𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘤𝘶𝘴

Size: 21 to 25 mm (Queen); 16 to 22 mm (Male); 14 to 18 (Worker)

Characteristics: Has a yellow thoracic dorsum and black posterior. Has a long tongue for feeding nectar from flowers. Short hair covers its body.

Locations: Lives and nests in open farmland and fields. Forages for nectar and pollen in agricultural areas with sunflowers and clovers. Can be found in both urban and suburban environments. Gardens, parks, and green spaces near flowering plants.

Honey Bee

Name: 𝘈𝘱𝘪𝘴 𝘮𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘢

Size: 18 to 20 mm (Queen); 15 to 17 mm (Male); 12 to 15 (Workers)

Characteristics: Yellow and black stripes. Body has three main segments: head, thorax, and abdomen. Has four translucent wings, two on each side of body. Covered in fine hairs.

Locations: Found in both urban and suburban areas. Gardens, parks, farms, orchards, flower beds, window boxes, water sources (ponds, streams, birdbaths, puddles). Forages for nectar in meadows and forests.

Sweat Bee

Name: 𝘏𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘥𝘢𝘦

Size: ~3 to 10 mm

Characteristics:  Tiny to medium. More slender than other bee types. Dull to metallic black sheen. Some are bright green or blue. Has attraction to perspiration (moisture and salt).

Locations: Farms and gardens. Regions with many wildfloweers.

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4524 Parkway Commerce Blvd
Orlando, Florida 32808
Phone: (407) 447-7378