How to Spot a Honey Bee

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About ½-inch long, honey bees have slender, slightly fuzzy abdomens that are pointed at the tip, and they have an obvious striping pattern.


Bumblebees are bigger, pudgier, furrier and have rounded tips to their abdomens, and they don’t have many stripes.


Wasps and hornets are similar in size and color, but they have smooth, narrow abdomens with no hair.

Buzzworthy: Local Bees in the News

In 2018, over 50,000 bees were discovered in a basement after living there for 25 years. Luckily, they were relocated to the Cincinnati Zoo, where they’ll be monitored and studied. (Via Mashable)