nature photography and arty stuff by Katie Fuller
We have the dreaded 'Killer' (Africanized) bees now around San Diego. They kept telling us they were coming and now they are here. So I do "stand well back" when seeing a bee -- and hornets or wasps!
"Killer" bees would scare the crap out of me. hornets on the other hand are actually quite cuddly.
This species is also here in Luxor Egypt it only tends to be near water. there was a hive in the watering hole near Hatshepsut temple that I had to pay a visit to while taking photos of the dmolished tomb robers houses. http://nilelife.blogspot.com/2009/08/watering-hole.html