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    Default The Pallid Bee

    I'm the "Bee Guy" for a large solar plant being built in the south western California Desert . Today they called me out to check out reports of their guys being stung by these grey bees ( originally thought to be covered in wet concrete ) They said the bees are attracted to their orange vests. I collected several dead specimens from in and around their office trailers ( see photos ) . A quick search found them to be Pallid Bees. A ground dwelling bee. I've been out here for 30 years and have no recollection of seeing this bee. Although I have had others tell me that they've seen them. Has anyone ever dealt with these bees ?



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    Default Re: The Pallid Bee

    >Has anyone ever dealt with these bees ?

    Seen them? Yes. Tried to do anything with them? No. I did have some issues when they ended up where my dog was chained. Well, she had an issue anyway...
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Default Re: The Pallid Bee

    I found a Professor at ASU who has some knowledge of them. I was also reading on how they may be better than honeybees at certain pollination., however, your right. , who can manage them...

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