Insects

Carpenter Bee…

Carpenter Bee

As kids, we always called these creatures, bumble bees…

Carpenter Bees

Now, Im told we don’t get bumble bees in Africa…only carpenter bees!!!

Carpenter Bees

These pics were taken in a patch of Zinnia’s…in a place called Esigodini, (46km from Bulawayo…)

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4 Comments

Suki - 26. May, 2015 - Reply

Cute stripey little gent 🙂

frankiekay - 26. May, 2015 - Reply

Apparently they sting, bad!

Margaret Macneill - 27. May, 2015 - Reply

Our Bumble Bees are yellow striped. We had a dog who bit one and got stung. He dropped to the floor in anafalactic (spelling?) shock. Luckily he recovered but did not chase them anymore.

frankiekay - 27. May, 2015 - Reply

Shame man!! Dogs are always snapping at bees and flying things!