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" There is a sort of wild bee frequenting the garden-campion for the sake of its tomentum, which probably it turns to some purpose in the business of nidification. It is very pleasant to see with what address it strips off the pubes, running from the top... "
Animal Biography: Or, Authentic Anecdotes of the Lives, Manners, and Economy ... - Page 337
by William Bingley - 1803
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Bees and Wasps

Sally Morgan - 2006 - 154 pages
...the bottom of the branch, and shaving it bare with the dexterity of a hoop-shaver. When it has got a bundle almost as large as itself it flies away, holding it secure between its chin and its fore-legs." Before proceeding to the social-bees, a passing mention must be made of two very striking...
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