Is this a bee?

Is this a bee?

Observation - Is this a bee? - UK and Ireland. Description: I saw this on flowers beside a stream in woodland. I wondered if it may be a bee species, but can't find anything similar in my field guides. Is an id possible?

I saw this on flowers beside a stream in woodland. I wondered if it may be a bee species, but can't find anything similar in my field guides. Is an id possible?