Something other than Bees

Though I often post bees, don’t think that my interests are solely apiary. Here are pictures of things other than bees which I’ve come across recently.

New Bees on the Block

I’ve got hundreds of pictures of bees I’ve taken from walking around the neighborhood. Most are of the bumble or honey variety, but sometimes I see something new.

This is the Agapostemon, or the “Sweat Bee”.
Its notable for their metallic green coloring.
This black bee might be a carpenter bee, but it looks a little small.
I am still trying to identify this species of bee.