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Stingless Bees Guard Tasty Honey With Barricades, Bouncers and Bites
The honeybee that sweetened your tea isn’t the only kind of bee that makes the sweet stuff. More than 600 bee species across Mexico, Central and South America and tropical regions worldwide do too. But they don’t have stingers to defend their precious product. So, how do they keep thieves away? And what does their honey taste like?
The Teen Photographer Capturing Bay Area Avocets on Camera (and Where You Can See Them Too)
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The Teen Photographer Capturing Bay Area Avocets on Camera (and Where You Can See Them Too)

The colorful, charming courting rituals of the American Avocet are a sight to behold and one teenaged Bay Area photographer has been capturing these moments.

Stingless Bees Guard Tasty Honey With Barricades, Bouncers and Bites

The honeybee that sweetened your tea isn’t the only kind of bee that makes the sweet stuff. More than 600 bee species across Mexico, Central and South America and tropical regions worldwide do too. But they don’t have stingers to defend their precious product. So, how do they keep thieves away? And what does their honey taste like?
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