They are large (up to 3 cm), fast-flying bees, distinguished from the closely related genus Epicharis by the absence of long, whip-like setae that project backwards from just behind the eyes. They are commonly encountered bees in American deserts, and are active at very high ambient temperatures when many other species are in hiding. They can often be seen in large numbers on desert-willow (Chilopsis) and palo verde (Parkinsonia) blossoms. Bees of this genus are of some economical significance in pollinating crops such as Brazil Nut (Bertholletia excelsa) and Cashew (Anacardium occidentale, pollinated by C. tarsata among others).
Saviez-vous que le réseau RE/MAX regroupe près de 20 % des courtiers immobiliers du Québec5 et qu'il est responsable de la vente de presque la moitié des propriétés inscrites dans la province 6 ? C'est certainement ce qui permet à RE/MAX d'être la seule bannière du secteur immobilier à figurer sur la liste des 30 entreprises les plus admirées des Québécois, selon Léger Marketing et le journal Les Affaires.
Real estate brokers are subject to the Real Estate Brokerage Act and must comply with various measures to ensure your protection: they must meet the requirements of the Organisme d’autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec (OACIQ), contribute to the Real Estate Indemnity Fund and hold professional liability insurance. They are responsible for the real estate transaction.