Rare blue bee discovered in Florida


(CNN) – An extremely rare blue bee was seen in Florida for the first time in four years.

Above is a photo of the blue Calamintha bee.

It’s only been previously found in four areas of the habitat at Central Florida’s Lake Wales Ridge.

Scientists are calling this recent sighting a breakthrough. They’re hoping to learn more about the blue bee which is currently listed by Florida’s State Wildlife Action Plan as a species of greatest conservation need.

Researchers are now working on a two year project to determine the blue calamintha bee’s current population, nesting and feeding habits.


Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

April 24 2021 08:00 am

Trending Stories

get the app

News App

Weather App

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss