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Need help identifying this bee...

Posted by tdotz NY (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 4, 13 at 15:29

Sorry to be a burden, new to bee's and needed experts help in this one.

Found this bee the other day flying around and was persistent, dove at my dog a couple times.

Had no choice but to take it out. It was about the size of my thumb, and I'm a grown man.

Then it looked like its partner in crime hovered around the area for a good 3 hours so far, and still there.

Figured I'd ask the experts in identifying it.

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RE: Need help identifying this bee...

European Hornet...

Here is a link that might be useful: Hornet

RE: Need help identifying this bee...

Looks like a wasp. Wasps and ants are all related to the honey bee. It is an interesting cast of members. The Ant is the engineer of this family, The wasp is more like the warrior and the Bee is the chemist. But anyway it's a wasp. I think

RE: Need help identifying this bee...

Wasp don't get to be the size of a thumb.

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