Dug up several of these bees at a depth of 150mm whilst creating a new flower bed. Length of bee 15mm.
No interactions present.
If correct, it's also known as the Ashy Mining Bee.
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You've woken them up early! If they are A. cineraria, they don't usually start emerging until March/April (I think). I assume that without their prefered flower type being available, they won't be able to survive.
Looks Like A Trip to Local Florist Chris :-) LOL
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