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Bumble Bee (Bombus californicus)

Order: Hymenoptera (hy-men-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Apidae
Genus: Bombus (BOM-bus) (Info)
Species: californicus

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

San Francisco, California
Bandon, Oregon

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On Jun 28, 2012, solarbeez from Bandon, OR wrote:

This is an identification from a newbie beekeeper. We think we've identified it correctly, but could of course be wrong. So we need a more expert opinion.
Below is a link to a you-tube video showing the Bombus Californicus on various flowers. One clip shows a 'cheater' bee sucking nectar from outside the flower...she stabs the nectary directly without having to go inside.
There is also a short clip of what we think is a Carpenter Bee.

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