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Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
May 15, 2015 9:20 AM CST
Anyone know what kind of bee this is? It's 1" long. See honeybee next to it. It's not doing anything. Too small, I think, for as queen bee.

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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
May 15, 2015 9:37 AM CST

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Bumblebee.
Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
May 15, 2015 9:44 AM CST
Some bumblebees have the same colors as honeybees?
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dave
May 15, 2015 9:53 AM CST

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Certainly. Scroll down this page to see a bunch of pictures: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bumblebee
Name: tarev
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tarev
May 15, 2015 10:00 AM CST
Agree! A very nice looking bumblebee Lovey dubby
Name: tk
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texaskitty111
May 15, 2015 10:02 AM CST
Is it a female bb, and like other animals paler than the male? Its the first I've ever seen.
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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
May 15, 2015 10:08 AM CST
I saw this page...you may have to count the segments on the abdomen etc..if you can Big Grin
http://www.xerces.org/bumble-bee-identification/
Name: tk
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texaskitty111
May 15, 2015 10:14 AM CST
That's very interesting. The bee, however has left the lily.
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plantladylin
May 15, 2015 10:25 AM CST
If not a Bumble it may be a Carpenter Bee:

http://urbanentomology.tamu.edu/wdi/carpenter_bee.html
http://galveston.agrilife.org/files/2012/03/Carpenter_Bees_P...
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=eastern+carpenter+bee&qp...
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