New Bee Species Discovered in Canada

sweat-bee

Sweat bee

Researchers Jason Gibbs who was working on a study of sweat bees discovered a new species while commuting from downtown Toronto to York University. It is one of 19 new species he found while examining 84 species of sweat bees in Canada — so named because they are attracted to perspiration — which are common in North America. His study goes a long way in cataloging a variety of bee that has proven a “nightmare” to study.