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Native Bees in Virginia

close up of bumble bee

Rusty patched bumble bee, Bombus affinis (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Sam Droege, U.S. Geological Survey.

Ellison Orcutt, from the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Division of Natural Heritage, talks with entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark about Virginia’s native bees.


Go Fund Me page for the bee fundraiser

Xerces Society Native Bee Information

Specialist bees of Mid-Atlantic



Dr. Arthur V. Evans teams up with WCVE Public Radio producer Steve Clark for a weekly feature, “What’s Bugging You?,” which airs during NPR’s Morning Edition. The program takes its name from another of Evans’ books “What’s Bugging You – A Fond Look at the Animals We Love to Hate.”

Tune-in each Tuesday at 8:45 a.m. or at 5:44 p.m. on 88.9 WCVE, Richmond’s Public Radio station.