- from Bees
Bees live almost everywhere in the world.
They don’t live in Antarctica, on some ocean islands, and in very high places. There are way more bee species than the plush bumblebee and the honeybee that people in North America know so well. Thousands of bee species come in many colors and shapes. They also have different habits. Some are solitary, and others are social, living together in colonies. Many bees sting. Their bright colors—often black and yellow stripes—are a warning for other animals to keep away. Some bees don’t sting. And sometimes what looks like a bee is not a bee!