Summertime...and the Livin' is Easy

By Kathy Keatley Garvey (Bug Squad - Happenings in the Insect World) July 4, 2012

Today's the Fourth of July and folks are splashing in their pools.

So, what happens when a bee falls in?

Sometimes they get lucky--if there's a human around to rescue them.  And sometimes their luck extends to a floating leaf.

This tiny female sweat bee, genus Halictus (probably H. tripartitus, as identified by native polinator specialist Robbin Thorp, emeritus professor of entomology at the University of California, Davis, fell into...


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