What are these bees? Help, please! September 5, 2012Posted by ourfriendben in critters, gardening.
Tags: bees, bumblebees, types of bee
Our friend Ben and Silence Dogood have been seeing a lot of new-to-us bees here at Hawk’s Haven this year. They absolutely love the jewelweed blossoms that flourish along our creek, Hawk Run, which brings them up to our deck for close observation. Problem is, we have no idea what they are.
These bees look like bumblebees, but are only half the size of the bumblebees we’re familiar with. They’re way smaller than those other bumblebee impersonators, carpenter bees. We don’t have a clue what they are.
If you do, please let us know! We’d love to have a better handle on them.