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Bee on the lookout for native bees this summer

Now that we’re well into May, many landscapes are full of blooming plants and the buzz of bees. When you think of bees, what comes to mind? Chances are, images of golden-yellow honey bees come to mind. However, there is a lot more to bees than the honey bee. In fact, there are over 20,000 bee species worldwide and around 500 species of bees native to Illinois. While honey bees live in colonies that can reach 60,000 individuals and bumble bees live in colonies that can reach 400 individuals,...
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