bees in peephole of gate

bees in peephole of gate

Observation - bees in peephole of gate - Southern Africa. Description: These are four bees, observed for the past few weeks in November/December nesting in the peephole of our garden gate, and foraging on the lavender in our small garden (fynbos and mediterranean mix). I've seen them take a brief 'look' at oxalis, lobelia a

These are four bees, observed for the past few weeks in November/December nesting in the peephole of our garden gate, and foraging on the lavender in our small garden (fynbos and mediterranean mix). I've seen them take a brief 'look' at oxalis, lobelia and sage flowers, but they seem to spurn them. They are about the same size as the common honeybee (which visit us in scores), but more robust, with a chunkier thorax and more conspicuous stripes on the abdomen. They seem to be very 'furry' and pick up so much pollen all over that they turn golden.