The largest Bee in the world found after previously believed to be extinct
A species going extinct means that the last remaining individual of that particular species has perished, and its kind will not carry on its life on earth through its offsprings. Many species have suffered that fate over the course of the Earths life, and it is no secret many more might still. But there is one special species that was thought to have gone extinct but has recently been sighted again and has made the newspapers recently.
American researcher Alfred Russell Wallace was the man who was credited with the discovery of the largest Bee species on the planet. The specie was named Wallaces giant bee after the name of the man who discovered it. It was discovered in Indonesia and was so large in size that its wingspan extended up to 2½-inch.
However, since the year 1981, not a single one of these Bees had been spotted, and it was widely believed to have gone extinct, that was until recently there was news of its resurgence. This news came as much of a shock, but the story of it was beautiful.
Nearly 29 years, which means almost three decades after the last time a giant bee was spotted, In January 2019, the Global Wildlife Conservation set a team of researchers to the task to once and for all, confirm the status of the species existence. The team stayed on the task diligently for multiple days, however, it seemed that the odds were not in their favor. The Bee was nowhere to be found.
This situation changed for the better, though, right on the last day of this extensive expedition. On the last day, they finally discovered a nest. The photographer among the group of researchers was named Clay Bolt. Clay has set out on this journey alongside all the other researchers with a dream and a wish of being the very first photographers who managed to procure a picture of this famous Bee while it was still in its natural habitat.
Bearing his dream in mind, Clay Bolt decided to climb up on the tree and see what fate had offered them. His efforts proved useful as he reached up he found exactly what he was looking for, a female Wallaces giant bee. According to Clay Bolt, that size of the Bee was just about as long as the size of his thumb, which for a bee is no mean feat.
Clay Bolt described the discovery as the most remarkable thing Id ever laid my eyes on,, very clearly stating his passion for his dream and showing why he was the right man for the job. Then began the hunt to get the photo and video footage which they came for. This particular bee was on the shy side of personality and was showing reluctance to fly out.
The team of researchers decided to employ the help of a blade of grass by using it to tickle the nest until the shy bee finally decided to fly out in the open where it could be filmed for the proof of its existence. Many such species are believed to be gone out of existence on our planet however the hunt continues to ensure whether these claims are true or not.