Category Archives: Anthophora

Bees and Barack Obama

droege bee

The bee research world has been all abuzz about a new plan released by the Obama Administration called the National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators. We are all still in the process of reviewing and dissecting the implications of said plan, but I was elated to see that earlier today, the President of the United States of America tweeted a photo of a solitary, ground-nesting bee!

Described in the Washington Post article as a “Hairy-footed flower bee,” (Anthophora plumipes) it was photographed in the Maryland home of the USGS’s Sam Droege.

If you have the time, read the full Washington Post article, complete with several quotes from the famous bee biologist.

How the White House plans to help the humble bee maintain its buzz