close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

what kind of bees.........

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by cowboywannabe, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2001
    Messages:
    23,430
    Likes Received:
    8,224
    i havent seen many honey bees lately, but what i have seen are small bees that look like:

    *the size of a house fly
    *the color of a blackish looking honey bee
    *love white clover flowers
    *buzz around quickly like yellow jackets

    cant get one to sit still enough to take a pic but they dont seem to mind me as i walk around them....havent been stung or swarmed or threatened by them.

    any idea what kind of "honey" bees they could be?
     
  2. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2001
    Messages:
    42,700
    Likes Received:
    2,819
    Location:
    Taunton, MA
    Native bees. Think of them as American Indians of the bee world. Less organized, less intrusive, and smaller than their European imported counterparts, whiteman. :rofl:

    (Seriously, except for the whiteman comment. All true. I wanna say there was an article on them in this weekends WSJ. Sweatbees are one variety. Yes, I spelled that right.)
     

  3. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2001
    Messages:
    23,430
    Likes Received:
    8,224
    ive tried to research them and all things point to mason bees except there are no wood bored nests in my yard.......
     
  4. gigab1te

    gigab1te

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2006
    Messages:
    1,015
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ritered in paradice
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2012
  5. whitetiger7653

    whitetiger7653 NRA Life Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2006
    Messages:
    1,176
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    Bees are in dire straights right now and if their numbers keep falling we are all screwed if we lose their pollination habits.
     
  6. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2001
    Messages:
    23,430
    Likes Received:
    8,224
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2012