The Ashy Mining Bee
Beebombs have a mission, a mission to re-create Britain's lost wild habitat and #bringthebeesback. Today we take a look at the Ashy Mining Bee, a remarkable little pollinating pal, evolved to fit perfectly into it's natural environment.
Common Name: Ashy Mining bee
Latin Name: Andrena cineraria
Information: The beautiful Ashy Mining Bee is particularly well named. It's grey colouring is suited to it's favoured sandy environments and is particularly striking. It is a ground nester and will nest in large groups within soil and lawns, making it a really good bee spotters target. On wing from March to June this particular species is generally doing well and can be found throughout the country.
Concern Level: Low
Distribution: Throughout the UK and Ireland