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

  1. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

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    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

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    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?

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    ive tried to research them and all things point to mason bees except there are no wood bored nests in my yard.......
     
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    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?

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