A milestone for Bavarian bees

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After less than a year of barcoding the bees of Bavaria, more than half of the species have been barcoded. In Bavaria, 505 species of bees (Apidae) have been recorded, comprising over 90% of the German bee fauna. Until now, 1615 specimens have been submitted to Guelph as part of iBOL, the international Barcode of Life project, many of them still waiting to be processed.