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Bee & Beehive Identification

Posted by lplpo09 5 OH (lplpo09@mac.com) on
Wed, May 30, 07 at 15:17

Suddenly this tiny beehive popped up in a maple tree in my backyard. A bee I saw go in it was at least half the hive's height. I don't know if the hive is still in progress, or there are only two bees in there at the moment... which is probably impossible. A bee I saw go in it had a hairless abdomen and a fuzzy, yellow head, as I recall. I didn't get a very good look at it.


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RE: Bee & Beehive Identification

http://www.pollinator.com/identify/whatsbuzzin.htm


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Today I caught an insect that looks like a giant yellowjacket, it is over two inches long! I've lived here in southern NJ for 43 years and I had yet to see such a beast until today. Any ideas as to what it could be?


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try the same sight honeyman suggested above. There are good photos of bees and wasps
http://www.pollinator.com/identify/whatsbuzzin.htm


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Probably a Bald faced Hornet. Mean. Nasty. Better left alone...


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  • Posted by egnilk66 Southern California (My Page) on
    Mon, Aug 30, 10 at 10:12

Does anyone know what kind of bee this is? It's less cylindrical than a regular honeybee...it's got....corners. It's more geometric than cylindrical.

From Garden and Flowers - 2010

Here is a link that might be useful: Bee Pic


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My guess this last one is a bumble bee.


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