This is a photo from Science Daily ....
Did you read the article about virus & honey bees from the Science Daily?
I read it a few days ago.
Which leads me to ponder our bees. At the Midwest Stash Exchange - in August - I had a lengthy conversation with Ruth Ann R ... about her honey bees [in her garden]. At the time, I was trying to explain what the bees look like in our front yard -- I told here they were 'big' and 'hairy'. I thought they were called bumble bees.
And guess what? I was right, we have friendly bumble bees hovering around our flowers. This is a bumble bee picture I found on the web:
These are pics I took ... but, I was kinda far away:
Maybe I'll have to try to get a closer look at the bees. I still think they are bumble bees & not the honey bee.
And forget about those hornet/yellow jackets!! YIKES. They are nesting in the ground under the deck : (