I'm wondering if he got kicked out of a hive, and is looking for food - any food. When you're starving...
There must be a harder way to do that... let me find it for you.
I believe what you are looking at is something called a drone fly, which looks like a drone honey bee.
Not a bee, but a fly. It's a mimic.
Great pics, BTW.... I'd be interested to know what kind of camera gear/setup you used for them?
I thought at first it was a fly be the eyes but then the rest of it looked like a honey bee so I was confused! I am glad to know now that it is a fly!! The camera I used is a Panasonic FZ-150.
That's okay. It's beneficial to the fly for those observing it to be confused and mistaken.