Fantastic photos of bees' heads


That last bee:


CC? Why would photos produced by a US government agency not just be public domain?

Sorry for the pedantry, but it would help if we would all only honeybees or bumblebees “bees”, and refrain from calling wasps, yellowjackets, hornets, and other aggressive stinging insects by that name. The website with the pictures uses the term because it is associated with the USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab.

Hey, you waived the pedantry flag:

Why would you only call honeybees and bumblebees “bees?” Why only those two subtypes? What about carpenter bees? What about orchid bees? What about digger bees?


Wow. That’s the bee’s knees.


Give bees a chance!

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My bad, sorry. Carpenter bees, digger bees, orchid bees, mason bees. Proper bees, all. My point is that using the word “bee” to describe the kind of stinging insects that scare people and invite termination with extreme prejudice is bad for the bee brand, is all.


Being bee headed isn’t nearly as bad as I thought.


I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords!

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Oh, pollen, what can’t you do?


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