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Bees nesting in garden
Observed: 17th June 2013 By: RebeccaParris
Added: 17th June 2013
Bees have started nesting in a bin bag full of leaf mould in my garden in Lancaster. I wonder what kind of bees they are. They fly in and out of the hole pictured all day. They are quite big, about 1.5-2 cm long. The thorax is covered in gingery hairs and the last bit of the abdomen is white. In between is black or dark brown. As you can see in the photo, they arrive back at the nest with food, presumably pollen.