leafcutter bee

© Micky Cleveland

leafcutter bee

Uploaded: July 24, 2016 03:35:43 | Entered: July 24, 2016 03:35:43

Description

The leafcutter bee belongs to the Megachile family of bees, and is another useful friend to gardeners as it provides a valuable and efficient pollination service for plants.
But they are also a very helpful friend to farmers. In fact, the US Agricultural Research Service says that 1 alfalfa leafcutter bee can do the job of 20 honey bees!
Surprisingly, in research, they discovered that about 150 of these little bees working in greenhouses (or similar) can provide the pollination service of 3,000 honeybees!



Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/1250 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 2000, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D Mark II

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