Mining Bee

Mining Bee

Observation - Mining Bee - UK and Ireland. Description: Lunch break at Severn view services on the M48. Surprised to find huge colony of mining bees in soil bank on the exit road. Bit risky getting these pics but fortunately the lorry drivers steered around the nutter kneeling in the gutter. Hundreds of bees s

Lunch break at Severn view services on the M48. Surprised to find huge colony of mining bees in soil bank on the exit road. Bit risky getting these pics but fortunately the lorry drivers steered around the nutter kneeling in the gutter. Hundreds of bees swarming around, landing to check out old burrows. Apparently competitive and lots of barging going on. All females. Some evidence of new burrows.