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What kind of bee is it?

Asked by The_Inquisitor (3158points) June 14th, 2009

There seems to be some kind of bee living outside of my house, right beside my front door. There’s only one though, but it has some sort of tiny hive that it hides in. Looks as if the hive is half a circle and fits only that one bee… What kind of bee is it?

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DarkScribe's avatar

Why get rid of a bee? They are good things. (Although it sounds a bit strange if there is only one of them. They are communal insects.)

namiru's avatar

” Carpenter bees are solitary bees. ” http://www.pestworldforkids.org/bees.html.
Could that be it?

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

mud daubers build single hives, but they usually have them to lay eggs in. I’m not sure if they live in them. Mud daubers are harmless and don’t sting humans usually. There is a good picture of one here

Jeruba's avatar

Are you certain it’s a bee and not a hornet or a wasp?

Saturated_Brain's avatar

Well, depends on how big it is. I’m more inclined to think that it’s a wasp though..

I feel a mangled Hamlet quote coming up…. To bee or not to bee… That is the ques – *gets hit by flying shoe

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