Bee identification

njtea(NJ Z6)November 3, 2007

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.

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tonybeeguy

It's hard without a picture and I'm no expert on bee identification. There's a sight called "what's buzzing in my garden" that may help. I've also listed a sight below of bee photos. Hope this helps, Tony

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.pollinatorparadise.com/Solitary_Bees/PhotoGallery.htm

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egnilk66(9 - Southern California)

Like this? From Garden and Flowers - 2010

    Bookmark   August 30, 2010 at 10:28AM
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