This bee has built a hive inside my brick and cement door stoop. I don't know...

Asked May 19, 2014, 10:16 AM EDT

This bee has built a hive inside my brick and cement door stoop. I don't know what kind of bee they are and was hoping you'd be able to tell me. They are not aggressive and I'd rather not have them exterminated and certainly not if they are honey bees. Is there an alternative to extermination.

Baltimore Maryland insect identification solitary bee possible mud dauber

1 Response

The insect in your photo looks like a type of solitary bee/wasp. There are many species and we cannot make an accurate identification. No control is necessary. Here is some general information on our website http://extension.umd.edu/learn/sphecid-wasps
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