We have always had a wide variety of bees and wasps in the yard, but I've never
seen this one. A web search didn't ID it so far, and I will be contacting the Penn State
Extension Office and where ever else.
> started with 2, now there's 5
> Biggest bee I've seen, twice the size of a large wasp about 1 1/2" long
> they are harmless like most bees/wasps at least so far
> hover in sun and land on handrail or concrete repeatedly dabbing specks of fluid
with their tail-end onto surface
> can't figure where the nest is or what they eat. I suspect other bees.
I can refer the experts to this thread unless someone here knows. Thanks