Neat one in flight heading toward the agastache. This little one is pretty territorial and will often knock other bees from blossoms. They’re usually successful, but I’ve seen them bounce offa bumbles and just get ignored. Especially when the bumbles are nestled in on a sunflower. But they really are rude little bees.
And although, with its markings, it might look kind of wasp-ey, you can tell that it’s a bee by looking at the back leg. There are hairs on it – the pollen basket.