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Bees live all over the world—except in Antarctica, on certain ocean islands, and at extremely high altitudes.
Bee species include far more than the velvety bumblebee and the honeybee that people in North America know so well. The thousands of bee species come in many colors and shapes and have different habits. Some are solitary. Others are social insects that live together in colonies. Many bees sting. Their bright colors—often black and yellow stripes—serve as a warning to predators and other animals to keep away. Some are stingless. And sometimes what seems to be a bee isn’t a bee at all!