Small bee

Small bee

Observation - Small bee. Description: This small bee was found in a herb and allotment garden on a farm near to a well-used bee nest which is used every year (in the eaves of the farmhouse). Would appreciate if anyone can confirm the species but also if possible the sex of the bee.

This small bee was found in a herb and allotment garden on a farm near to a well-used bee nest which is used every year (in the eaves of the farmhouse).
Would appreciate if anyone can confirm the species but also if possible the sex of the bee.