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Eastern Carpenter Bee

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Dawnloveszombie 9 years ago

Wow! Thanks everyone for the kind comments. I have another photo of this bee that I will have to post here.

EsterGarcía 9 years ago

Nice photo!!!

KarenL 9 years ago

Great timing Amber!

sarahaw1981 9 years ago

Very nice photo, right time right place :-)

ScottHarte 9 years ago

nice shot

alina 9 years ago

that is an incredibly well-timed capture... wow. how did you manage to do it? did you have to take dozens of photos in a row?

kcurtain 9 years ago

Usually it is the male carpenter bee that hovers around. You can tell the difference between males and females easily in this species because the males have a distinctive white square "nose" on their face. It's good to know that since a lot of people mistake male carpenter bees for being "aggressive" but they're totally harmless - only females can sting.

Dawnloveszombie 9 years ago

Thanks so much. I will update it. :)

ForestDragon 9 years ago

Hi Amber, neat photo!
This actually looks like an Eastern Carpenter Bee. The are large and have no hair on their abdomens. You can see the shine on your Bee's "butt".

Eastern Carpenter Bees have a habit of hovering in place. I just posted an older photo of one I took. Look here:

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Nimbid Ditavi 9 years ago

Haha that Canada Goose got photo bombed by a bumblebee.

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