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Honey Bee and Bumble Bee

Honey Bee and Bumble Bee

What's the difference between honey bees (left) and bumble bees (right)? Honey bees are elongate and wasp-shaped, with a more obviously pointed abdomen and grayish stripes towards the tip. Bumble bees are more variable, but are generally robust with longer hairs. In this photo, both forage on fall goldenrod. Illinois.

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