European honey bee. This is what were after! Collects pollen/nectar and makes
some great tasting honey.
mud dauber: When you see the dry mud stuck to inside of sheds with a little hole
in it is where this guy stings a black window binds it up then lays an egg
on it. The following spring the baby mud dauber comes out and eats the
black widow whice is still alive but stunned.
I kind of like these guys because they keep the bad guys out.
Yellow Jacket >>> I get calls on these guys all the time. They are not bees and do not
collect pollen. They eat dead things and love what your cooking on
Western Yellow Jacket >>> Same temperament as the fellow above. Their bite is just about as bad as their sting.
Wasp >>> same category as above, just plain mean.
The above three critters are at their peak in the fall and the closer it gets to winter the meaner they get. When winter comes, they die off except for the queen. You will see her in the early spring looking for a new home to repopulate and she is very large at this time of year.
European Bee Catcher:
I had to include this guy in here because of the wonderful colors.
Breeds in southern Europe and in parts of north Africa & western
Asia. We won't see many of them around here but another miracle