Black bee

Black bee

Observation - Black bee - UK and Ireland. Description: This black insect: perhaps a bee or an allied order, was observed briefly on the sea cliffs at Marsden.Unfortunately there was chance only for this single photo. Can anybody assist with a ID please?

This black insect: perhaps a bee or an allied order, was observed briefly on the sea cliffs at Marsden.Unfortunately there was chance only for this single photo. Can anybody assist with a ID please?