Covid-19 lockdowns of 2020 and 2021 did me a favour – I discovered a natural bee bank in the country park about ½km from my back door. I spent many happy hours watching and photographing what was to me the astonishing activity played out on the slope. As a result, I’m now much more interested in Bees and Wasps than I was pre-Covid.
Interested I may be but I’m still a complete beginner at identification. Without the help of the good folks at BWARS I’d be lost. I am indebted to them for much of this content.
Where genus or species is known, these are in alphabetical sequence of binomial name.