Xylocopa caerulea, the Blue Carpenter Bee. This species is widely distributed in Southeast Asia, India and Southern China

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English Bumble Bee ~ I love this picture. Bees are actually pretty gentle, and almost like little flying fuzz balls...

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Another fact is that adult dragonflies will devour just about anything they can catch. Dragonflies usually eat mosquitoes, bees, gnats, butterflies, termites, and other bugs. When they are in the nymph stage, they eat small fish, tadpoles, mosquito larvae, worms, and aquatic insects.

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How to Make a Butterfly Feeder | This simple DIY butterfly feeder makes a wonderful addition to any garden or flower bed. Records show that the numbers of butterflies, bees, and other pollinators are declining, so they really need our help! This simple feeder, made from a mason jar, some twine, and a piece of sponge, will help attract these friendly insects to your garden and give them a place to refuel. It's a win-win! | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

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Watercolor bee. Torn about pinning this because though the technique is beautiful, I'm terrified of bees an looking at this freaks me out a bit. But it's so beautifully rendered I can't help but love it. And hate it at the same time lol

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Put this up in your yard to attract native (non-stinging) bees. Your plants will thank you.

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