I was watching the bees in my Lamb's Ear this morning. Can someone identify these two? I think the first one is an Eastern Carpenter Bee. There are a couple dozen of these buzzing around the flowers, not sure where their nest might be. My honey bees don't seem to like these flowers, so happy some other bees are enjoying them.
The second one has this hover and dart flight pattern. It seems more interested in chasing the other bees away than landing on any flowers. About honey bee sized, not even sure it's a bee. Any ideas?
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Thanks in advance,