Honey Bees, Bumble Bees and Yellow Jackets eating together

After our extracting party, the massive task of cleaning and sterilizing everything starts. Part of the process is rinsing out the honey and small wax pieces from the extractor and uncapping tub. The honey water was dumped at the edge of the garden. I short time later, there appeared wide array of foragers. They eagerly lapped up the any remaining sweet water. What surprised me the most was the different species tended to stick together. Honey bees would form tight head down clusters. The Bumble Bees would wander around but always within a hand span of each other. The few Yellow Jackets would stay towards the outside edge and move must quicker.

Bumble Bees, Honey Bees, and Yellow Jackets