3 bees 28.5.12

 3 bees 28.5.12

Observation - 3 bees 28.5.12. Description: This gang of bees moved into a dense clump of mature ivy in my garden hedge about 2 weeks ago. I can't see them clearly as they're dancing around fast and continuously. They seem to have furry orange thorax, shiny black abdomen and furry white tail. Over

This gang of bees moved into a dense clump of mature ivy in my garden hedge about 2 weeks ago. I can't see them clearly as they're dancing around fast and continuously. They seem to have furry orange thorax, shiny black abdomen and furry white tail.
Overall size and shape compared to honey bee is smaller and dumpier.