My son called me last evening to ask for help in IDing bees. The bees he is seeing currently look like honey bees but are a bit larger. He runs a garden center and is finding them on the mums; the bees are not aggressive.
Rather than stripes, these bees have two "V" shaped marks, one inverted, that meet at the point of the "V."
I've done a quick internet search but can't find anything similar to what he described to me.
TIA for any help.