The Wild Owl garden attracts a wide selection of bumble bees
Red-tailed Bumble Bee
Weeds in the garden happen to be very popular with the bees.
Bumble Bee (species tbc)
A red mason bee emerges from a solitary bee house tube.
Red Mason Bee
Red mason bees are solitary bees - males are perfectly harmless and even the females rarely sting.
King of The Castle - a silhouetted shot taken on rowan blossom.
Tree Bumble Bee
Getting stuck right in!
A male tree bumble bee mounts a female to mate - she occupied a bee house in the shed all summer with her colony until wax moth got the better of them.
Tree Bumble Bees
A red mason bee flies into a bee tube in a solitary bee habitat.
Bee (species tba)
Bees are vital pollinators of fruit and vegetables - crucial to human survival.
Bumble Bee (species tba)
A leafcutter bee ‘surfs’ a leaf it has cut from the garden to take into its bamboo hollow and lay its egg.
A closer shot of a leafcutter bee riding on a leaf. These little insects are fascinating to watch.
The mesh on the front of this bee log is to prevent the great-spotted woodpecker from pecking out the bee grubs!
This shot is to prove that these little bees do not sting and are perfectly safe around children and pets
Red Mason Bee on Hand
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