The bees are here, and they want to drink your sweat

04/28/2012 | Wall Street Journal, The

Countless species of bees live in North America, including a number of species that like to drink human sweat. The "sweat bees" are particularly prevalent in New York City, where they nest in sidewalk cracks and balcony flowerpots. "They use humans as a salt lick," explains entomologist John Ascher. "They land on your arm and lap up the sweat."

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