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Rory_Dimond Apr 7
Blown away by the response to my graphic on mining bees! Inspired me to make a more inclusive graphic with some more spring species for . This is a Be(e)ginner's guide to some of the most distinctive and widespread species (by no means all of them!).
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Emily Doorish Apr 7
Should you be lucky enough to have a solitary bee land on you - please don’t panic. They have either mistaken you for a flower or you look kind enough to β€˜bee’ their friend πŸπŸ€—
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BBCT Apr 4
Red mason get their name from their habit of nesting between brickwork, although they happily frequent hotels too. Have you seen any of these fascinating solitaries this spring? More info:
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Donna Rainey Apr 7
The solitary bees were out in force today. Gorse looking & smelling wonderful in the sun. Not sure which bee species.
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~The girl who flies with robins~ Apr 5
It was one of those beautiful spring days, the kind that thaws the soul and sparks dreaming during cold winters! As the sun warmed my favourite room, I discovered a tiny ! It must’ve been hibernating. So gorgeous! I caught and let it outside
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Eleanor Bick πŸ¦ŽπŸ’– Apr 8
The best part about filming spring mining bees is seeing all the tiny heads popping out of the tunnels u didn't notice before but they have noticed YOU.
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Bex Apr 6
Finally some nest box action...Male red mason bees Osmia bicornis starting to emerge (this one taking refuge in some forget-me-nots) and a bumblebee having an identity crisis...
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Stacey Apr 7
More distraction: apart from I love solitary bees :) here’s a couple of shots of some red mason bees hanging around my garden. 🐝
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π™ΊπšŽπš£ 🌾 17h
A red mason bee seems to have chosen a small hole in the Bwthyn wall to nest in πŸ₯° (You can hear her little feet pattering inside!) 🐝
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IsabelleVerbist Apr 8
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Stacey Apr 7
Another bee fact, the male red mason bee has the most glorious white moustache!!! #🐝
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James Lucas Apr 8
A dose of courtesy of a male red mason bee, waiting impatiently for a female to emerge from the nesting box
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yorkshirebumble Apr 7
The first of 2020 with !☺️ So far this year, I've seen: Female tawny mining bees Male and female chocolate mining bees Male and female buffish mining bees Male and female hairy-footed flower bees Nomad bees 🐝🐝🐝
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CelidoniaStudio Apr 7
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Matthew Dalby Apr 7
First solitary bee in the garden. It would not stay still for a good photo or identification though.
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Jessica Hamilton Apr 5
Taken just b4 lock-down. Female Andrena cineraria emerging from her burrow, (Ballyheigue Co.Kerry). Can't visit my fav solitary bee nesting site atm as it's just beyond 2km, so will make it even more rewarding to visit again when restrictions are lifted.
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laurasaurus Apr 8
Ms hairy footed flower bee was back on the quinces today (no idea if it was the same female, but I saw a female bee here the other day)
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yorkshirebumble Apr 3
Mining bee nest on the edge of the wood ☺️
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Mathew Harrison Apr 7
Early Mining Bee, Andrena haemorrhoa in the garden today.
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Emily Doorish Apr 2
I managed to watch a female Tawny mining bee nip into the far left chimney of the now trio of nesting chambers under my cherry tree today 🐝 🌸
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