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Observed: 17th April 2011 By: marysias1marysias1’s reputation in Invertebratesmarysias1’s reputation in Invertebrates

A black bee, very much like a bumble bee, although seemed to be 'lighter' - the bumbles usually seem to be a bit more 'heavy' when they fly. Collecting pollen in its baskets on the hind legs so not a cuckoo. Completely black and with a long tongue. Can someone help with identification please.

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Online key to European bee genera

I tried the Online Key to European Bee Genera "A searchable, photographic online key to the genera of bees in Europe" on the BWARS website but the link didn't work. Any BWARS members out there can fix this? It could be quite useful for Ispotters. Thanks in advance!