Bee or not Bee

Nhu Nguyen
Tue, 27 Apr 2010 10:33:27 PDT
Hi David,

What you're seeing is probably a carpenter bee, a relative of bumblebees.


On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 10:12 AM, David Ehrlich <>wrote:

> Dear members
>   I have, in past years, had an interesting insect hover about my plants,
> including my dwarf Meyer Lemon.  The insect looks like a rotund shiny,
> solid-black bumblebee.  It never seems to land; it just hovers about the
> flowers.  I live on the San Francisco Peninsula.  Does anyoine have an idea
> of what this insect is?
> --

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