Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Brandy for a Bee

A bee spreads pollen on Rudbeckia 'Cherry Brandy' as it searches for nectar.

*If anyone knows what type of bee this is, please comment below. It doesn't appear to be a European/Western honey bee, as is common here, but I'm not sure just which kind it is.


Gary K. said...

Hi Kylee;
It may "bee" a Wool Carder Bee, Anthidium sp. With a bunch of pollen added to make that back leg look a little fatter I think. At least thats as close as I could come up with in my search. Cute little guy anyway!
By the way your recommendation to use sand to deter slugs has been workin' like a charm.
Many thanks,

Kylee Baumle said...

Gary ~ Thanks for trying to identify the bee! I don't think it's a wool carder bee because the stripes aren't right. It has the look of the honey bee, but no fuzz!

Glad to hear the sand is working for keeping slugs at bay! :-)

Lacey said...

Kylee, could it be an Africanized honey bee? They are typically less hairy than their European cousins. Just a guess....

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