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Bee or Fly?

Bee visiting Sienna. Photo by Donna L. Long
There is a colony of ground-nesting bees in my community garden plot. The entrance to the nest is in a little spot of sparse vegetation. Sunflowers tower overhead. Once the Sun climbs high in the sky (about 9:30 a.m.) there is a steady line of bees entering and exiting the hole in the ground. These bees are all over my …