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Snapped this photo out in yard today. Is this a drone mating with a 'new queen'? They both look like drones, based on their eyes - though the top bee looks more like a drone-like than the bottom.

Watched until the drone flew away, i didn't see him appendage left on the bottom bee.

While I was watching, another bee landed on the two during the encounter, then quickly flew away.
 

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Thanks for the replies. Turns out it's a "mimic fly".

Amazing how similar they look to a honeybee, but yes the antennas and shape/size of the compound eyes are a give away.
 
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