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Bumble Bee?

Postby Ironwood » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:33 pm

I was out back this afternoon taking some photos of Dew Berry blooms. This fellow barged right in. He wasn't paying any attention to me at all. I think it's a Bumble Bee but I'm not sure about that. Anyone have an idea of what kind of bee it is?

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Re: Bumble Bee?

Postby jv » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:00 am

Looks like a bumble bee to me too.......nice picture
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Re: Bumble Bee?

Postby Ironwood » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:37 am

Thank you JV. I posted the photo on another forum and they tell me it's a Carpenter Bee. I'm still learning something new every day. :)
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Re: Bumble Bee?

Postby jv » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:15 pm

I wonder if a carpenter bee is the same as we call a wood bee......they are always around old barns and boring holes in the wood.
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Re: Bumble Bee?

Postby Ironwood » Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:12 am

You know, I bet it's the same bee. I usually have one try to bore holes in my little barn's rafters. I take the tennis racket out there and swat that dude! The darn things try to build close to the doors and buzz me every time I go to get bird seed.
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Re: Bumble Bee?

Postby gtk » Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:32 pm

i hate those wood boring things! although thats a beautiful pic
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Re: Bumble Bee?

Postby Ironwood » Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:49 pm

Thank you gtk. I really dislike those critters also. I went out to get some Black Oil Sunflower Seeds for my bird feeders. A male Carpenter Bee was buzzing me at the door of the shed. :(

Here's a couple more shots of him.

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Re: Bumble Bee?

Postby Honey Bee » Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:37 pm

Nice pics
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Re: Bumble Bee?

Postby Ironwood » Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:43 pm

Thanks Honey Bee. See anyone there that you know? :lol:
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Re: Bumble Bee?

Postby Dick Cox » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:56 pm

Cool pictures, I have always called them "bore bees" the ones with the white face can't sting, I catch them all the time, you can take a piece of thread and tie around the midsection and have yourself a live kite, my 3yo son loves to play with them on a string!
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Re: Bumble Bee?

Postby Ironwood » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:07 pm

Dick, I've been reading up on the Carpenter Bee. I can see how you would be able to put the male on a string. :lol:

I have noticed the bees making holes in the rafters of my ol' shed. I was out yesterday checking on the holes and I noticed one bee had gone in at an angle from the side of the rafter. Looks like he went into the old hole he had made the year before. The old hole in the bottom of the rafter still had mud in the entrance. I read they would make several holes at right angles from the entrance hole. I didn't see anything about one going back into an old hole. Anyway, I don't worry about that male bee flying around my head any longer. :)
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Re: Bumble Bee?

Postby Honey Bee » Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:14 pm

Those might be some of my cousins .....Ironwood!!!!!!!!
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Re: Bumble Bee?

Postby Ironwood » Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:14 pm

Oh dang! I didn't think of that Honey Bee. :bash:
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Re: Bumble Bee?

Postby Honey Bee » Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:23 am

It happens ......
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Re: Bumble Bee?

Postby Ironwood » Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:44 am

:lol: :lol: Honey Bee
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