Posts tagged bees
The Tree Bumblebee

First spotted in the UK in only 2001. It seems the Tree Bumblebee arrived here under it’s own steam. It has spread rapidly throughout the UK, has not harmed local native bee populations and is a good pollinator so a welcome addition

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The Leaf-Cutter Bee

Delicate and skilful, the Leaf-Cutter Bee is an incredibly interesting genus of bee that contains nearly 1500 recognised species. Some pulp the leaves and plant material to create their nests, many neatly cut the material directly from the plant.

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The Early Bumblebee

The Early Bumblebee or Early Nesting Bumblebee get's it's common name from the fact it can be seen even in February. It lives in colonies with queens and workers with the queen keeping order through aggressive displays rather than pheremones as is more common.  

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The Ashy Mining Bee

The Ashy Mining Bee is particularly well named. It's distinctive grey colouring and ground nesting behaviour make it a great little pollinator to look out for in your garden. In flight from March until mid June. 

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Wool Carder Bee

The Wool Carder Bee. A really interesting pollinating pal. The European Wool Carder Bee is relatively well distributed through Southern UK. They demonstrate some fascinating nesting behaviour, gathering the hairs on small leaves which is how they get their name. Let's help #bringthebeesback

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Buff-tailed Bumblebee

The Buff-tailed Bumblebee. One of the UKs most recognisable pollinators and the species of bee most people visualise. Abolsutely vital to Bio-diversity in the UK and a beautiful, benign and busy visitor to any garden. The Beebomb bee-log takes a closer look at this under-appreciated insect. Let's #bringthebeesback

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The Long Horned Bee

The Long Horned Bee is one of the most endangered pollinators in the UK. Needing a large area of wildflower habitat, the Long Horned Bee has suffered greatly from the loss of wildflower habitat in the UK over the last 70 years. 

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