Gallery: New Bee Species Discovered in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden!

The bees of the world may be in danger of disappearing, but New York City now has its very own. Officially named “Lasioglossum gotham,” a new bee species has been discovered in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden! The Brooklyn bee, which has been buzzing beneath our noses for who knows how long, is just one of four new species discovered in the New York region — a very good sign considering the rampant honeybee decline.

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  1. Jessica Dailey November 11, 2011 at 5:57 pm
    Thank you, @brendanmulv for that fantastic picture. We all got a good laugh out of it! As you can see, we have updated the post with a picture of the actual new bee.
  2. brendanmulv November 11, 2011 at 4:50 pm
    I know! we all know this is actually what it looks like!
  3. Jeanneb November 11, 2011 at 1:46 pm
    Thanks for the interesting news item, but you should really indicate that your photos are are not pictures of the actual new species described. They are stock photos - one is of a honeybee, the other is a wasp or yellowjacket (not even a bee!). A picture of the actual new bee can be found here: