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CSC_1710_unidentified bee

Observed: 30th June 2013 By: tony_bobfan
CSC_1710_unidentified bee
Description:
Identifications

No identification made yet.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

tony_bobfan's picture

Unidentified bee

There is a group of I think bees going into a hole in eves/above window in my house.

They have stung anyone and seem placid.

Is there any danger to my house or to people from them?

Am I ok to just leave them alone?

Regards,
Tony

jenjen21's picture

Unclear

You might have better luck moving this to inverts group rather than others.

Saying that this isn't the easiest photo to ID from. It could also be a 'worn' specimen - colours fade with age making it harder to ID.

Are all these bees completely black?
I ask because the only black bees this size are either males or cuckoo bumblebees (that I know of anyway), neither form colonies.

I doubt they will be any threat, bumblebees tend not to form large colonies, and are generally quite docile (unless attacked).