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Solitary bee

Observed: 28th June 2013 By: Stephen BoultonStephen Boulton’s reputation in InvertebratesStephen Boulton’s reputation in InvertebratesStephen Boulton’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

this small bee about 10mm has a greenish blue tinge to it

Identifications
  • British Black Bee (Apis mellifera mellifera)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Graham Wilson's picture

Black Bee

British Black bee - Apis mellifera mellifera

Is this one as far as I am aware is not totally solitary but a Honey Bee as opposed to the Bumble bees

Stephen Boulton's picture

HI Graham

Hi Graham, im a beekeeper and its definitely not a AMM its a very small bee and a solitary bee. But thank you for you ID

kind regards

Stevo