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Sweat Bee Behavior: Do Sweat Bees Bite Or Sting

Sweat Bees In Gardens: Tips For Sweat Bee Control - Sweat bees are often seen flying around the garden with a heavy load of pollen on their back legs. Don't let the fear of sweat bee stings keep you out of your garden. Find out how to control sweat bees and avoid stings in this article.

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from eHow

How to Get Rid of Sweat Bees Around a Pool

Sweat bees are bees that are attracted to human sweat. Sweat bees are relatively small and often make their homes in wood. All bees, including sweat bees need to search and collect water. They will use whatever water source is nearby, even pools. Sweat bees can become a pest, and definitely a health concern for anyone who is allergic to bee stings....

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from Mail Online

The 10 most painful stings on the planet, by the self-sacrificing man who tried 150 different varieties in the name of science

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How to Get Rid of Bees in the Backyard

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Eriogonum latifolium & Halyctid sweat bee - Sweat bee's get their names because they sometime land on you when you are sweating to drink it; they like the salt. They can sting, but since they are small, the sting is very small too, about like a mosquito bite. They usually would only sting you if you trapped them, like between your arm and body.

Unidentified flying, stinging insect that stung my son. Possibly an Augochlora Sweat Bee. It's a pretty, iridescent green/blue with a striped abdomen.

"This tiny iridescent metallic green Sweat Bee packs a painful sting for such a little insect. Fortunately, they do not go after humans and will only sting if handled."

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