BEES

All the other creepy crawlies and animals that interact with your garden and the countryside
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Re: BEES

Post by Jacksparrow » Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:34 pm

Willpar wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:07 am
Seen in my garden today, a bee I never recognized. Was black with two grey stripes up near its head. Looked it up and it was a Andrena cineraria - ashy mining-bee. I reckon it is the first time I have ever seen one.
I gather we are at the time of year when the mining bees appear and try to excavate their breeding chambers.

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Re: BEES

Post by Jacksparrow » Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:56 pm

I have quite a bit of Ivy on the chateau walls and fences and it is just coming into blossom and attracting a great number of Honey Bees. The buzz coming from the gathering can clearly be heard a yard or two away. :bee: :bee: :banana:

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Re: BEES

Post by Placido » Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:16 am

Oh wow, that's very good.
Must venture round to the side and have a look at next door's ivy which is all over my fence :).
Main spot at the moment are wasps, but not many of them.

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Re: BEES

Post by Placido » Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:07 pm

Had a look at the ivy - not out yet but close. Only a few wasps mooching around there, no bees but they will come :)

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Re: BEES

Post by Willpar » Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:10 pm

Seen this morning. One of those great big bumble bees.

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Re: BEES

Post by Willpar » Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:04 pm

Several large bumble bees on my berberis today. It is a mass of flowers at the moment.

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