Male bee

Male bee

Observation - Male bee. Description: This bee was sitting on the mesh covering a vegetable planter in my garden. It didn't move whilst I photographed it. Although you can't see this detail from the photo, the tail was an orange colour, though sparse. The facial hair appears to be black. I ca

This bee was sitting on the mesh covering a vegetable planter in my garden. It didn't move whilst I photographed it. Although you can't see this detail from the photo, the tail was an orange colour, though sparse. The facial hair appears to be black. I can't find a description to match this bee as early bees are said to have yellow facial hair. The creature was about half and inch in length. Any ideas please?