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Try looking up "blister beetle" and Bee Not sure if that's what it is, but see if the pictures look the same
 

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I don't actually know. I have seen a gardening article that suggests they will eat bee larva and stores. But I am not aware of specific damage they do to adult bees. Google around and do some research, see what you can find.
 

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Too cool! Never stop seeing new things about insects. Do you have a lot of these on your bees? I remember smashing one that had went up my pant leg one time in a field of soybeans. I learned why they have that name that day.

I found this on the internet so it has to be true, but, as it turns out, nobody actually knows why they hitch a ride on honey bees as well as a wide range of pollinators.
 
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