Native Bees

Wild and Native Bees

The following posts are about wild or native bees. What’s the difference?

A native bee is a species that evolved in the area where it is now living. For example, the yellow-faced bumble bee is native to the Pacific Northwest.

A wild bee can be native or not. For example, the alfalfa leafcutting bee is an introduced species, but it has escaped into to the environment and lives wild.