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Giant BEES??

Okay , I have found several giant BEES in our house this past 2 weeks. What the heck kind are they?!?!?
They are about the size of a gold dollar coin, maybe slightly bigger! They are mostly all black, little bit of yellow on the rear. AND FAT! They buzz VERY LOUD.
AND THEY ARE SCARY!!!
THIS IS THE ONLY REASON I HATE SUMMER WEATHER! BUGS

 
kimberlyinberea

Asked by kimberlyinberea at 11:46 AM on Jun. 2, 2010 in Home & Garden

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Answers (7)
  • They are either bumble or carpenter bees. Bumble bees...no biggie. Carpenter bees can do eventual damage wood (we have treated wood on our deck and they've bored into it) as mold or other insects can end up in their holes...and the larva do more damage too.
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 1:29 PM on Jun. 2, 2010

  • honey bees
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:46 AM on Jun. 2, 2010

  • Honey bees? Since when are honey bees that big?

    OP, they're not bumblebees?
    Adelicious

    Answer by Adelicious at 12:20 PM on Jun. 2, 2010

  • They're bumble bees. I would check your chimney or any place they could be getting in from the outside. My parents kept finding bees in thier home and it just happened that they nested in the chimney!!!! If it's not used all that much, especially now that it's spring/summer they might just be getting in there!
    light a fire! lol
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:46 PM on Jun. 2, 2010

  • Sounds like carpenter bees to me.


    http://doyourownpestcontrol.com/carpenter_bees.htm

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:51 PM on Jun. 2, 2010

  • If they have a shiny black shell looking back and are larger than a bumble bee, they are Carpenter Bees. Google it for a picture. They nest & bore holes in wood. We have them too, but not inside the house. I only see them on flowers. If you have a woodpile, dead trees or untreated wood outside, they may be nesting. I rarely hear that they do damage though.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:51 PM on Jun. 2, 2010

  • AHHHH! Yep..they are Carpenter Bees...just looked at the link above with the picture of a bumble bee and a carpenter bee. OMG..ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. I am so super creeped out right now. :(
    Thanks for the info everyone!!!
    kimberlyinberea

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 2:27 PM on Jun. 2, 2010