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The Least I Can Say About Texas’ Native Bees

June 19th-25th, 2023 is National Pollinator Week. Travis County Master Gardener Vicki Blachman gives us a deep dive into native bees with this guest post. A Short Intro to Native Bees   by Vicki Blachman There are over 20,000 bee species in the world.  Of those, close to 4,500 are considered native to the U.S., and up to 1000, native to Texas.  They have seven family classifications, of which six are right here in Texas1.  Our native bees range in size from nearly an inch long down to smaller… Read More →