The earth was about to be tidied up when the bees were observed flying at an altitude of 3-10 cm over the dry soil. On closer inspection these were identified by Pete Boardman the FSC Invertebrate Challenge and Bio-Fellowship Project Officer as solitary bees from the genus Andrena.
|The site looked ready for more gravel but on closer inspection........|
|it was covered with small holes with yellow stuff in...|
|and small bees flying around- Andrena haemorrhoa - Lesser Mining Bees|