Meet Ed. Ed is a leafcutter bee. Leafcutter bees are very similar to the common honeybee, yet they have very different habits. Leafcutter bees are solitary bees, meaning they don't produce colonies as do social insects such as honeybees, nor do they make honey. Ed decided long ago to buzz along a different path than most leafcutter bees. As a youngster, Ed used to read the Book of the Honeybees. He would imagine himself being a member of the special colonies, bringing honor to the great queen. He understood that only those who were born of the queen could be part of the beehive.