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Bees or wasps

Observed: 14th July 2011 By: David Reed
Fishpond insect
Description:

Large number of these insects swarming around a fishpond, but no obvious nest

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) interacts

Comments

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Bees

They look like workers collecting drinking water for there brood and queen.
The water looks like it has evaporated to leave weed exposed and they are all lined up with there heads down collecting the water from the still wet weed.
They are only going to need to do this if there is very dry weather at the time.

Refugee