Sunday 26 March 2017

Andrena Bees-A-Go-Go

Today, as well as the ever present fast moving hairy footed flower bees, I've seen other little bees on the go, little solitary bees, possibly relatives of the tawny mining bees (Andrena Fulva) that are also hurtling around everywhere.

Indeed Andrena. This is the generic name for the mining bee family, and this specimen is possibly denticulata looking at the guides I've seen. It was enjoying the last blossoming tree in the park orchard, while brimstones, small torts and a comma butterflies around on this most gorgeous day of the year so far.

Enjoy the sun!


All text and images copyright CreamCRackeredNature 26.03.17


  1. I watched a tawny mining bee today. Gorgeous little thing. No hairy footed flower bees out here yet.

  2. Lovely photos. It seems as though we are all enjoying bees and Lesser Celandine at the moment. Thank you for your comment.

  3. Thank you all, it's a bit cold and grey today so I've not seen any buzzers or flutters

  4. Nice to watch - the bee and the flowers.

  5. Lovely first shot there. Insect life is certainly taking advantage of any decent Sunshine now.