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  1. #1
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    Jan 2012
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    Lakeland, FL USA
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    Default Other bees in my backyard besides honey bees (photos)

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    Hello everyone.

    It's ironic that I planted a bunch of flowers in my backyard this year for my honeybees and honeybees passing through, but they don't care for what I have, at least at this point.

    However, there are about 4 or 5 other types of bees which crowd my flowers.

    I am curious as to their identity.

    By the way, I don't have a photo yet because they weren't out when I took these pictures, but I always see a narrow bright green bee in my Mexican Petunias.

    Here are the others I took photos of today:













  2. #2
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    Mar 2012
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    Calhoun Co, Texas, USA
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    Default Re: Other bees in my backyard besides honey bees (photos)

    Hmmm, those last three pics look like AMMs (or a similar strain of honey bee) to me...unless I'm getting the size scale wrong (VERY possible, lol)
    As far as the skinny green ones, I ID'd my green sweat bees as Agapostemon texanus by using the ID guide for Agapostemon genus blue/green bees at: http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?guide=Agapostemon

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