Guest blog from Kevin: Brilliant bees

Bees are amazing little insects and are totally fascinating to watch go about their daily routines. Last week in the glorious sunshine I saw lots of little Mining Bees feeding up on the wonderfully bright yellow Dandelions at Upton Country Park. There are lots of opportunities for bees to nest here in the exposed soil on the embankments. I even found a Bee which is thought not to be very common in Yorkshire. This little Bee is possibly making a comeback appearance after hiding away for lots of years….so watch this space!

Lass morio by Tristan Bantock

A mining bee, Lasioglossum morio (Photo: Tristan Bantock)

 

Try looking for these Bees in your garden and you may be surprised what you find. It is possible to make your own bee hotel if you don’t find Bees in your garden or backyard, they need your help! OPAL has produced a guide that can be downloaded from here. www.opalexplorenature.org/Beehotels

Happy Bee Watching

Kevin Rich

 

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