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One of the most frustrating situations that the beekeeper commonly face is the view from the general public that anything that flies and makes a "BBBZZZZ" sound is honeybee. To most people wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets are honeybees. This is what the uneducated person thinks we are keeping in our back yards, this is why they think we are crazy. They don't understand how gentile honeybees can bee. Beekeepers keep honeybees and the pictures below are

 Not the Honeybee!

 

 

This bumblebee (I think) was finding so much pollen that they couldn't see to fly, so it would land, carefully wipe it's face clean, and then fly on to the next flower.