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Spot ID Characters for the Family


Bumble Bees and Honey Bees

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Bumblebees and honeybees stand out with numerous branched hairs that cover their bodies.  In addition, the first segment of the hind tarsi on the bee is enlarged and bears a pollen basket.  They are yellow, black, or honey brown in color.  Their maxillae and labium have evolved to form a tongue for collecting nectar.