The Bee’s Knees

Bee 4

Well, you can’t really see his knees from this angle. I was looking at some bee photos on the internet, trying to find out what type of bee this is but I didn’t see one that looked like him. Originally, I thought he was some type of carpenter bee because we have them in our yard and this one was the same size (and buzzed loudly like carpenter bees), but I didn’t see any photos where they were any color other than black…unless this is a mutant carpenter. Do you know what he/she is?

One of my cousin Deborah’s (whose name means “Queen Bee”) favorite charities is Heifer International, a non-profit organization whose goal is to help end world hunger and poverty through self-reliance and sustainability.  One of the ways you can give a hand up (not a hand out) to the world’s poor is by donating honeybees, which will provide a family with a package of bees, the box and hive, plus training in beekeeping.



11 thoughts on “The Bee’s Knees

  1. A new one for me and as you already know, I haven’t identified my photographed bees very well. Excellent photo… Sometimes I look on the internet and think that maybe I’ve found something new but eventually I find what I’m looking for.


  2. very interesting about the name Deborah! If no one helps you identify this bee, which does seem to be a mutant, why not send your photo to your local university and see if someone there can help you. I’m curious now as well!


  3. That is a most unusual insect! Maybe it’s an “albino” bee, or a “honey golden” bee 😉 ha ha. I gotta say I am most impressed by these ideas you find and present here in your blog. They are awesome! Donating honey bees is simply a terrific idea, no matter how you look at it!


  4. That is one interesting bee. I am not sure what it is, I have looked it up, and will keep looking. Interesting. Thanks for sharing.
    Sarah @ Bee House Hives


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