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Bee identification

Posted by njtea NJ Z6 (My Page) on
Sat, Nov 3, 07 at 7:47

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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RE: Bee identification

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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RE: Bee identification

  • Posted by egnilk66 Southern California (My Page) on
    Mon, Aug 30, 10 at 10:28

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