Bug of the Week
Professor Mike Raupp of the University of Maryland is talking about bees again this week in his Bug of the Week blog.
"In a few weeks many native bees will awaken from their winter respite and begin the vital work of pollinating a multitude of flowering plants," writes Prof. Raupp.
"Before we learn more about our native bees, Bug of the Week makes one last stop in Belize to visit some close relatives of our domestic honey bee. While visiting a rest camp near the Mayan ruins at Xunatunich, we discovered several colonies of stingless bees occupying cinder block walls of buildings."
To read about the dramatic "attack of the stingless bees" when Prof. Raupp gets too close, check out today's blog post.
He has great pictures, too.