Yesterday I found a gorgeous green sweat bee in the mall trapped in a window, so I decided to rescue it. But as soon as it was inside my hand, it started making some weird squeaking sounds! I had no idea bees could do this, and sadly I couldn’t take any pictures or recordings, but I was really surprised about it.
Where are you from?
And are you sure it was a sweat bee?
I haven’t heard of wild bees making such sounds, they of course buzz but I don’t know about squeaking.
In my area sweat bees are very willing to sting when in danger, so either it’s not universal or it was a male indeed