Laurence Packer



    Lateral view of a specimen of the bee Syntrichalonia exquisita. The bee is orange in color and has long fuzzy legs and thick antennae. Laurence Packer on Bees of the World The archetypal bee is the western domesticated honey bee (Apis mellifera)—which is just one among over 20,500 different species of bees. Few realize there are so many species or that our honey bee is such an unusual one. Read More