Sweat bee

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Sweat bee is a common name for various bees that are attracted to the salt in human sweat. It can refer to:

  • Small bees in the family Halictidae, common across the world, which are attracted to sweat
  • Various stingless bees of the family Apidae
  • The European honey bee, Apis mellifera, also occasionally laps human perspiration, as will other bees on occasion.
  • The Hover Fly, which is not a bee at all and is in the Syrphidae family of flies.