Subject: What is this bee?
Location: Sub alpine region of Colorado
July 23, 2017 6:56 am
I snapped this photo of a tiny bee about to land on a flower for nectar. I am in Boulder County, CO and this shot was taken at or above 10,000ft. It was mostly black and when it wasn’t zipping around, it would hover.
Signature: He with the Bee
This is not a Bee. This is a Hover Fly or Flower Fly in the family Syrphidae. Many harmless members of the family Syrphidae are effective mimics of stinging bees and wasps.