There were a few female Tawny Mining-bees visiting the flowering Winter Heath in the garden at the weekend. They were not as numerous as the Ashy Mining-bee. Insight into Tawny Mining-bee (Andrena fulva): a solitary bee that flies in springtime … Read More
There are lots of different bees feeding on the Winter Heath in the garden at the moment. The most numerous is the Ashy Mining-bee which is a very distinctive black bee with ashy grey hairs. Insight into Ashy Mining-bee (Andrena … Read More
The mild weather continues here in Falmouth, Cornwall and over the last few days bumblebees have been active in the garden whenever the sun has managed to find a gap in the rain clouds. This Buff-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) was … Read More
Common name: Buff-tailed Bumblebee Latin name: Bombus terrestris Family: Bumblebees (Apidae >> Bombus) Flies: February to October Location: garden, Marsland valley, Cornwall
Red-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius).