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Beekeeping: can anyone tell me what kind of bee this is?

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JanetS
Braselton, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 23, 2009
3:03 PM

Post #6586951

They have a nest in one of my pot planters on the deck...I thought it was a wrens nest and when I started to clean it out the bees came out...they are burrowing in the soil as well...thanks.

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JanetS
Braselton, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 23, 2009
3:06 PM

Post #6586961

picture of the nest after I was removing it...it looks a bit papery I think too...I noticed that and thought ..hmmmm maybe bees...and sure enough...but I don't know what they are and if I should exterminate them or not...they are right next to our grill on the deck, so not a good spot if they will sting...which I think most will if you are near the nest...

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JanetS
Braselton, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 23, 2009
3:35 PM

Post #6587072

a little better picture..they are still active in the dirt and around the container, but not really acting like they are going to sting...just intimidating me...lol

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JanetS
Braselton, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 23, 2009
3:36 PM

Post #6587076

one flying...you can't tell a lot but it is an okay picture...they are QUICK LOL

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gone2seed
Milton, FL
(Zone 8a)

May 23, 2009
6:06 PM

Post #6587592

Bumblebee.They commonly nest in debris or in the ground.
JanetS
Braselton, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 23, 2009
6:24 PM

Post #6587644

Thanks, I couldn't tell the difference between the bumble bee and the carpenter bee pictures...so I wasn't sure which it was...thanks for your reply.
mqiq77
Danielsville, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 24, 2009
9:26 PM

Post #6592094

On a bright side, they are Good polinators, whitch is why I don't bother them.
Mike

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