It looks like the carpenter bees tested this spot out then gave up to drill their nest under the manger:
It could also be bald faced hornets, which I’ve seen around, harvesting starch to build their paper nests.
Either way, both serve important ecological functions and can’t bore into any structural wood, so they are welcome!
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Maybe you could help me identify what is hovering around our trees at night. I think it is a bee of some type. There are hundreds of them. The pictures aren’t that great because they were moving quickly. My latest post has some photos. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Absolutely! Depending on your location, they are likely carpenter bees. You can identify them by a huge body with a shiny, hairless rump. They are gentle and curious of human activities but don’t possess a true stinger nor do they sting defensively
Thanks. I am in Ontario, Canada. Just north of Toronto.
You see the pictures and story here:
Ah those look like beetles! Most flowers either close or stop producing nectar at night so all bees will conserve their energy by headed back to the hive at night. Let me look at some bug id reference and try and figure it out
http://wp.me/p5i7fF-e1 here is a post I had on the guys I think you are seeing! I have a better closeup I’ll publish tomorrow!
I just got that after I made my reply. Thank you so much!