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With over 1,600 Species of Bees in California, I’m having a Heck of a Time Identifying My Garden Visitors

I’m doing my best, but it’s really difficult to identify all the native bees in the garden. That’s a good thing. It means diversity. Some bees are metallic green, some the size of a grain of rice, some rival hummingbirds in size and noise, and some look exactly like wasps. Hope you enjoy the photos. John S. Ascher at BugGuide.net has been wonderful abut identifying the bees I post, however some remain a mystery while I achieve better photos.