a diary living with nature in East Holywell and beyond
Saturday, 19 May 2012
Tree Bee (Bombus hypnorum)
The number of Tree Bees (Bombus hypnorum) have increased greatly over the last week, with numerous worker bees collecting pollen and nectar on the newly flowering cotoneasters along our street, and in the local park. In my attempts to locate any nest I tracked them from the local park, back along my street, only to find the nest under the eaves of our house!
This bee only arrived in the UK in 2001.
A number of other bees seen included this nectar guzzling Tawny Mining Bee.