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Showing 10 types of BEES

Africanized Honey Bee

Latin Name: Apis mellifera scutellata

The AHB originated in Africa and came to the U.S. from South America.

Bumble Bees

Latin Name: Bombus sp.

Latin Family Name: Apidae

There are a great many species of bumblebees that are native to North America.

Digger or Mining Bees

Latin Name: Anthophoridae & Andrenidae

These are important native bees in North America.

Eastern Carpenter Bee

Latin Name: Xylocopa virginica

These are native insects in North America

European Honey Bee

Latin Name: Apis mellifera mellifera

Latin Family Name: Apidae

A native of Europe and Asia, the honeybee was introduced to the United States for honey production and pollination of crops. The Africanized honeybee (a.k.a. “killer bee”) evolved in Africa, was introduced to South America, and found its way north into the U.S.

Leafcutting Bees

Latin Name: Megachilidae

Latin Family Name: Megachilidae

A number of native species of these beneficial bees occur throughout North America.

Mountain Carpenter Bee

Latin Name: Xylocopa tabaniformis orpifex

These are native insects in North America

Plasterer Bees

Latin Name: Colletidae

These are important native bees in North America.

Sweat Bees

Latin Name: Halictidae

These are important native bees in North America.

Valley Carpenter Bee

Latin Name: Xylocopa varipuncta

These are native insects in North America and this species is found from Texas to California and south into Mexico

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