Identifying a bee

There are many insects that look similar to bees, but thankfully there are some unique characteristics which will help you identify them.

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What to look for:

  • Stout, long antennae
  • Oval eyes
  • Orange stripes
  • Long tongue
  • Hair on hind legs. The hair forms the bee's pollen baskets

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