The world is full of mysterious creatures. Some of them are harmless, while others are quite dangerous.

Virtually everyone is curious about the rare and unknown, more so than what they already have.

There is no shortage of creatures, places, and various other things that interest people.

Do you also follow these things with a vested interest?

If yes, continue reading this article as we will talk about a special bee that scientists feared became extinct a while ago.

A few months ago, a group of researchers found a rare bee known as the blue Calamintha.

Before the creature’s disappearance, scientists learned that it was native to Florida.

They planned to learn more about this insect when suddenly it vanished.

Experts created search groups and looked for these bees in various places.

They spend a lot of resources and time, but sadly, they were not successful.

Eventually, they announced that the blue Calamintha became extinct.

Rediscovery

Recently, researches came across the blue bee, which they believe did not exist anymore.

However, after doing some thorough investigation, they learned that these creatures were more abundant than they initially perceived.

They discovered some of these bees living near Central Florida’s Lake Wales Ridge.

Most experts thought these bees died out because the plant that these insects depended on to survive became endangered for many years.

Sadly, these bees were unable to thrive under other habitats, which is why many died.

Eventually, they disappeared, leaving no trace of their whereabouts, making people think that this species vanished forever.

Creating A Buzz

The news regarding the rediscovery of the Blue Calamintha Bee went viral.

Enthusiasts, in particular, were delighted as they were quite curious about this creature’s potential.



Furthermore, compared to other pests, this one is quite beautiful.

Thousands of people posted pictures and videos, expressing how happy they were for recent rediscovery.

However, they did not know what to expect from these insects, as scientists did not get enough time to study them and see whether they are a danger to humans.

Setting Traps

Scientists did not want to miss out on this opportunity and started to lay traps in different areas to study these insects.

They mainly focused on Florida, as that is where they initially found these creatures.

Fortunately, they found several bees – enough to last for several months of study.

However, experts did not stop setting traps as they planned to provide a safe habitat to these insects, making sure that they breed and multiply.

It would help prevent them from becoming extinct again and also assist scientists with their ongoing studies.

Surprisingly, no one opposed trapping these insects as people knew it was a harsh but vital step to ensure this creature’s survival. 

What Do We Know So Far?

Research regarding the Blue Calamintha Bee is in its initial stages.

While there haven’t been any groundbreaking discoveries, scientists remain hopeful that they progress in leaps and bounds.

What’s more, the public supports these studies, and some wealthy individuals even show a keen interest in funding the organizations that will conduct them.

The first thing that experts are trying to figure out is if this bee is dangerous.

Sure, it seems harmless for now, but you never know how lethal its sting can be until someone suffers from it.

Therefore, it would be wise to remain vigilant, especially until you get confirmed reports regarding this creature’s potential to cause harm.

Not Like Most Bees

The Blue Calamintha Bee is unlike any other species you will see. Their appearance is quite unusual.

From their metallic blue color to their unruly and usually large facial hair, these creatures are the epitome of strange.

Experts also examined this creature’s face with a magnifying glass. They noticed that it has a lot of pollen on it.

Initially, they thought that it was because they used flowers for sustenance.

Later on, however, they discovered that these bees also prey on other endangered bees.

Endangered No More

Recent reports suggest that Blue Calamintha Bees are rapidly increasing.

The rapid incline in their population indicates that they are not in danger of becoming extinct like the last time. No one knows the reason behind the sudden increase.

Some people believe that the creatures are living in an alternative habitat that suits their way of living, although there is nothing to prove if these claims are valid.

Scientists believe that there could be several other Blue Bees present in America, and they are doing everything possible to find their colonies.

Unlike several other bee species, the Blue Calamintha leads a reclusive creature.

It creates separate nests instead of making massive hives like most honeybee species.

Several research teams are looking for these blue bee nests in different parts of America, hoping that they find them and learn more about their habitat.

Meet The People Leading The Research Project

Chase Kimmel and Jaret Daniels (his adviser) are working on an extensive research project to find all about the Calamintha Bees ‘distribution, population status, feeding, and nesting habits.

According to the State Wildlife Action Plan of Florida, conserving this bee is vital, and this project could be instrumental in determining if it qualifies for the Endangered Species Act.

Jaret and Chase hope to make quick progress in the upcoming years. However, there could be some legal issues that could hamper their study’s progression.

Fortunately, people have shown complete support as they want the research campaign to be successful.

As discuss earlier, several organizations and individuals plant to fund this study and assist it in every way possible.

Could There Be Other Similar Creatures?

While no reports suggest the existence of similar bee species, it wouldn’t be a surprise if someone finds them in the future.

The world is full of mysteries, and discoveries like these often catch you by surprise, especially when you least expect them to.

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