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Bees are flying insects closely related to wasps and ants, and are known for their role in pollination and for producing honey and beeswax. There are nearly 20,000 known species of bees in seven to nine recognized families, though many are undescribed and the actual number is probably higher. Bees are adapted for feeding on nectar and pollen, the former primarily as an energy source and the latter primarily for protein and other nutrients. Most pollen is used as food for larvae.


They are found on every continent except Antarctica, in every habitat on the planet that contains insect-pollinated flowering plants

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rutasandinas 12 years ago


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Stellenbosch Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Feb 25, 2012
Submitted on Apr 14, 2012

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