Pink spirea

Pink spirea (Spirea japonica). We’ve had a bush in a partial shade location for years. It stays compact. An innocuous little bush i walk by everyday on the way to the barn. Yesterday Sandra noted that it was alive with many, many bees of different types. I tried a “shot-in-the-dark” ID of the Megachilidae. Our bee book says there are 18 genera and 600 species of Megachilidae in the US and Canada (daunting terms and daunting numbers), so maybe a viewer can be more specific … or correct my error … it would be nice to get a handle on the names and back stories of some of these creatures instead of lumping them all together as “native bees”.

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