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A guy emailed me about removing the "swarm" of bees from his yard. I asked him to send me some pictures, and these are what he sent. It looks like they are going into the ground. Could these be honey bees? They look close enough in the pictures, but also not.

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Looks like a ground/mining bee to me...black metallic thorax/abdomen...that would be my guess...honey bees, as I understand, don't burrow in the ground...
 

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not honey bees, are miner bees as Blueblood stated--miner bees are solitary bees, only getting together to mate--no x rated bee pics please. If you look in picture 2, upper right, you will see a bee entering a tunnel.
 

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Harmless ground bees- solitary native bees.
They should be left in peace, as they are experiencing most of the same survival problems that honeybees are. They are not aggressive like wasps or yellowjackets. Tell the fellow he should leave them alone if possible.
 
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