What Kind of Bees Are Thees?

Asked August 4, 2018, 4:00 PM EDT

I love that my garden attracts bees. Today we've got these happy guys around our summersweet and flowering oregano. Are these honeybees? They seem to be smaller and less fuzzy than the other bees we had earlier (which I think might have been bumblebees.) Thanks!

Clackamas County Oregon

2 Responses

The bees in your images are honey bees.

And yes, they are smaller and less fuzzy than the fellows you saw earlier in the season. In my garden, bumble bees carried on an active "conversation" while visiting my oregano when the plants were in flower.

Jean, thank you SO much! These bees seem happy buzzers too. Thanks very much!