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Native Bees

photograph of a bee Did you know that the honey bee is not native to North America? Learn about the importance of native bees and biodiverse ecosystems in a new, archived public lecture, Untapped Capacity: Our 4,000 Species of Native Bees.

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Want some fun facts and interesting tidbits of science? Check out our new Science Snippets, which include interesting word definitions, eye-catching land change images, and small morsels of unusual science information.

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