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Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by tmrschessie, Aug 4, 2012.
Any thoughts on what a friend of mine got here? What is on this one, variety etc? Thanks. Tom
Pics didn't come through on my computer
I don't see any pics either.
must be an invisible bee!
no pics either.
Not sure what is up...they are showing up on my computer?? let me try something else...thank you. Tom
yeah...the suspense is killing me...
Are the pictures showing up yet?? Tom
I can see the pictures those are some pretty yellow girls. That looks like pollen on their backs.
Almost looks like a hornface bee but it's light...
In the third picture do you know what those wax looking things are on it's back? Is that pollen on it's head. I am sure this is same bee in each photo... Tom
P.S. the picture was taken in NY state. if that helps.
Nice pics. :grin:
Very nice pics
That's a lotta pollen too!
I don't see a stinger, does anyone else?
odd I see only 2 wings not like a honeybees, more like a kind of wasp
Looks just like a honeybee to me.
Definitely not a horn-faced bee. Here are a couple of my horn-faced bees mating. Much darker, smaller, furrier, shorter than honeybees.
Omie! That link is rated R! Ha! Good call Zoo, just two little wings there...
It's definitely a honey bee--taking a pollen bath. [Wasps also have 4 wings, but, just like honey bees, they are not always easily visible.]
Her pollen sacks are empty, so she can be expected to hover over the flower, brush it back and start packing the pollen into the corbiculae for eventual return to the hive.
If you look at the first picture carefully, you can see the four wings, hooked together working as one unit.
Thank you all for the input, I have passed you observations on to my friend. I am sure he will be watching for more bees now...lol Tom
Good call ef, I had to look twice to spot that in the first pic.
Yes sorry, should have labeled it "NSFW"....lol!
I like that photo because you can really see the horn on the (lower) female horn-faced bee's face. She looks like a little rhinocerous. The males don't have horns, which are believed to be used somehow when the female is packing mud to create the nesting chambers.