In the Blink of an Eye

By Kathy Keatley Garvey (Bug Squad - Happenings in the Insect World) June 5, 2012

In the blink of an eye, they visit the rockpurslane (Calandrinia grandiflora).

Now you see them, now you don't.

They're a  sweat bee, a little larger than most sweat bees, but a little smaller than a honey bee.

Halictus farinosus (family Halictidae) are often see pollinating blueberry fields,  foraging among  California golden poppies,  and visiting members of the sunflower family, to name a few.

They're commonly called "sweat bees" because...

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Check out the marvelous inspirational article about Kathy Keatley Garvey in the June 2012 issue of the American Bee Journal. It features more beautiful bee photography by Kathy Keatley Garvey and a walk in her garden.