Friday, July 10, 2015

Carpenter Bee 🐝

I've seen these solitary orange-teddy-bear-like bees hovering around before. I've even had one "chase" me in a nursery(it felt like that). And I had one patrolling my backyard at our old house. They seem to fly around a certain area, zipping around back and forth sometimes seeming to just hover like a hummingbird. They're the size of a bumble bee but they're a male Carpenter Bee. Females are black and drill holes in wood or dead trees to lay their eggs.

Sorry that the pic is not as clear as I'd hoped.  It was really difficult to photograph this bee because it never stayed still, never landed on a flower, never stopped. But I am happy to have caught it. What's in your garden?

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