I have a little bee visiting my yard this year. He looks like a hummingbird (about 1/3 to 1/2 inch in size, a long little straw like a hummingbird beak to probe flowers and he flys similar to a hummingbird too, in that he "hovers" and can manuver backwards. He is not aggresive and is of the bumblebee specie, I believe. Does anybody know what type of bee he is or where I can inquire as to same?
I would also like to encourage more of these
little fellows and cater to their needs.

Many thanks! * Katie Eileen, Seattle

[This message has been edited by Katie Eileen (edited May 01, 2001).]