The Western Honey Bee (Apis Mellifera) is the most widespread domesticated bee. Beekeepers like this species as it produces honey and beeswax.
This bee species (Agapostemon Splendens) is native to Florida. It pollinates a large number of flowers, particularly various types of mint.
These bees (Bombus Impatiens) are pollinators that live underground. They nest in the ground.
This bee species (Halictus Poeyi) is part of the Halictus family. These bees are found all over the Northern hemisphere.
The American Bumble Bee (Bombus Pensylvanicus) used to be the most common bee species in the South-East. However, its population is declining.
These bees (Xylocopa Virginica) are seen living together. As eusocial bees, the Eastern Carpenter Bee gets its name for its nesting inside pieces of wood.
The black Southern Carpenter Bee lives in solitude nesting alone in dead pieces of wood. It faces a reduced habitat in the state, mainly due to excessive urbanization.
Dilemma Orchid Bees (Euglossa Dilemma) are believed to have arrived in Florida by accident. These bees originate from Costa Rica and Mexico.
These bees are recognized by their large bodies and all-black color. Larger than a typical honey bee, this species is almost as large as a regular Carpenter bee.
These bees (Melissodes Bimaculatus) are common throughout North America. They are identified by a short black body with yellow hairy legs.