Cuckoo bees, smh… where do we start. These bees are some of the sneakiest bees, which we’ll explain in a minute. But, Cuckoo bees are not harmful and often do not look like classic bees, and are often mistaken for a wasp.
Cuckoo bees don’t have to collect pollen or nectar, which is why they don’t have any pollen-collecting hairs on their bodies. Instead, they will stop by flowers for nectar because it gives them their daily energy.
The difference between these bees and some of the other bees is, they do something similar to what a cuckoo bird does. A cuckoo bird lays their eggs in another bird’s nest for the other bird to raise.
Cuckoo bees will wait for other female-type bees to leave their nest. Then they go inside the nest and lay their own eggs. The bad thing about this is the cuckoo bee’s larvae hatches before the other bee’s eggs; sadly they then eat the other bee’s provisions.