My rose bush was abuzz today literally. However, upon close inspection, I noticed not only the honey bees themselves, but a couple of imposters. The first bee mimic is a Hairy Scarab Beetle. This one is bit darker in color, so I did not immediately think he was a bee. Also because I've seen these before, I wasn't caught off guard this time. The second bee imposter is a Toxomerus Hover Fly. He's very tiny. The third photo is a good one for scale as I lucked out and got them both together on the same flower. Finally, I included a photograph of one of the honey bees that was also partaking of the pollen. That way you can see how each insect mimics the original version.