What kind of bee is this?
My fiance tells me it's a bee, or a hornet, and that if it stings you, you're ears will ring; but I don't know. It's huge, I can tell you that. I think it's at least 2 inches long. I've tried searching for it, and it's not a "japanese hornet" or a carpenter bee from what I can tell. I only see a few of them every year, but it's scary. They are an orange color, with an even darker orange/brown butt. They fly like bees do, and from what I can tell of the butt, it comes to a point (to look like a stinger) but I've never been close enough to tell because they scare the crap out of me. Anyone know what I'm talking about?