What type of bee is this
Location: Melbourne, Florida
October 9, 2011 3:26 pm
I found some bees making a hive in an old flower pot. I’d like to identify them in order to deal with them properly.
Signature: Jeff Cyr
These look like common Honey Bees, Apis mellifera, the domestic bees that are kept by bee keepers across the world. See BugGuideas well as numerous other education websites for more information. You can probably contact a local bee keeper and have the entire flower pot removed. With Colony Collapse Disorder sweeping the nation, bee keepers are always in need of new hives.