Maybe we’re biased, but we think all bees are pretty darn cute. Pollen-covered honey bees anyone? Teeny-tiny sweat bees? Round, floofy bumblebees? But there’s a new bee on the block that may just take top honors in the bee cuteness contest...the squash bee.
Although honey bees get all the major press, habitat loss is a crisis facing our native bee species—which are also super important for our pollination needs! In fact, habitat loss is a way bigger issue for native bees than for honey bees, which are largely managed by beekeepers on private property.