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Africanized honey bees, known colloquially as "killer bees," are some hybrid varieties of the Western honey bee species, (Apis mellifera), produced originally by cross-breeding of the African honey bee A. m. scutellata, with various European honey bees such as the Italian bee A. m. ligustica and the Iberian bee A. m. iberiensis. The hybrid bees are far more aggressive than any of the various European subspecies. Small swarms of Africanized bees are capable of taking over European honey bee hives by invading the hive and establishing their own queen after killing the European queen.
Originally posted by gwydionblack
Then maybe I am misinformed.
This bee looked like a honey bee but was much larger, orange in color. I'd say it was about 1"-2" long. He was buzzing around a group of yellow jackets who all left when he came.
I checked out carpenter bees, definitely not one of those. Would have gotten a picture but I had no camera handy and it started pouring raining almost immediately and he was gone.
Very much looked like the bee here
Very fuzzy and like I said, quite orange. Looked like a Japanese giant hornet, but they usually don't have many fuzzies from what I can tell from pictures.
Any information would be appreciated.