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Old 05-14-2010, 11:56 AM   #31
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The abdomens on those bees are fuzzy so I think they are bumble bees.
Don't the carpenter bees have shiny abdomens?

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Hmmm, you may be right. I saw a shiny spot on the thorax and didn't look beyond that. The abdomens aren't totally visible in some of the shots, and I assumed they were shiny. I'm just starting to learn insects, so I make mistakes sometimes. Thanks for the correction!

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Old 05-23-2010, 06:56 PM   #32
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He's a big'un
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Old 05-31-2010, 01:54 AM   #33
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Holy cow, that's one fat bumble bee!
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Old 05-31-2010, 09:19 AM   #34
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Yup, he sure is. He's at least as big as the Carpenter Bee's we have here at the house. I've finally convince even the most apiphobic residents of the building that the big bees that hover around are harmless and that most of the ones we see don't even have stingers. The little girl downstairs, though, said, "If one of those things flies into me, it's gonna leave a bruise!" I think I convinced her that that was unlikely. At least nobody is trying to kill them anymore.
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Old 05-31-2010, 08:04 PM   #35
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These guys apparently like to nest in old Carpenter Bee tunnels and other cavities, so I'm not surprised to find him here as our porch ceiling is riddled with potential homes. (Thanks to the folks at bugguide.net for the ID, elapsed time @ 3.5 minutes!)
I think he's beautiful!
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Old 05-31-2010, 08:40 PM   #36
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These guys apparently like to nest in old Carpenter Bee tunnels and other cavities, so I'm not surprised to find him here as our porch ceiling is riddled with potential homes. (Thanks to the folks at bugguide.net for the ID, elapsed time @ 3.5 minutes!)
I think he's beautiful!
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I bet he's at the top of his food chain!
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Old 05-31-2010, 09:35 PM   #37
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Old 06-01-2010, 03:53 AM   #38
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Great bee videos MrILoveTheAnts!

I didn't know you had a uTube Channel!?! I watched some of your other bee videos and I really enjoyed the video of your garden tour. It was fun to see all your native plants and the pop up plant identification tags during the videos were very helpful.

I subscribed to your uTube channel.
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Old 06-03-2010, 04:42 PM   #39
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Thanks Bo, I subscribed to you too. Lots of nice bear footage. I hope to do another garden tour video, though not much has changed. And I'll try to upload more videos too of things I think are neat.
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Old 06-08-2010, 12:57 PM   #40
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Thanks Mr Ants, we need more bee video. Most people respond well to visuals.
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