Large bee like insect

Large bee like insect

Observation - Large bee like insect - UK and Ireland. Description: Any suggestions as to what this insect might be would be helpful. It looked much bigger than a worker bee, more queen bee size, but too early in year? We don't have a honey bee hive, but do see worker bees occasionally. I've never seen one on a Crocus flo

Any suggestions as to what this insect might be would be helpful. It looked much bigger than a worker bee, more queen bee size, but too early in year? We don't have a honey bee hive, but do see worker bees occasionally. I've never seen one on a Crocus flower before