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I have just read Megans blog so thought these might be useful. These pictures came as a supplement with gardeners world magazine.

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i'll have to take more notice-- I usually give them a wide berth, had 2 huge ones in the greenhouse after the hyacinths and it to ages to convince them to leave :)

4 Apr, 2010

 

thanks for this Stroller...great for ID s ! We had a nest of carder bees last year at the top of the garden...and most welcome !

4 Apr, 2010

 

That's a really handy guide to have....thanks Stroller! I don't remember seeing this in the mag, i must have missed that edition!

4 Apr, 2010

 

How interesting. I never know there were red ones.
I've put this blog on my favs so that I can look again at it.

4 Apr, 2010

 

Very interesting blog.

4 Apr, 2010

 

Me too Hywel,thanks Stroller,very interesting :)

4 Apr, 2010

 

We all need the bees, hardly saw any last year its frightening

4 Apr, 2010

 

Thanks for the info Stroller, I`ll keep my eyes open for them this year. :o)

4 Apr, 2010

 

Thanks Stroller, added this to my favourites so I can look at it again. Never realised we had so many different bees....

4 Apr, 2010

 

in new zealand we only seem to have one of the large bees we call the bumble bee
so thanks for the pics i will see if any of your pics resemble our common bee.
we seem to only have 2 basic sorts, the honey bee, and maybe one bumble bee
so will be able to look warily at the next large bee and take note of his colors

from a pic i took some time ago

ours has a all black head and white tail with a band of yellow around its waist
and a smear of black across its white tail color and nests underground

4 Apr, 2010

 

Piersdad - seems to fit description for a white-tailed bee.

4 Apr, 2010

 

Glad it was of interest, although I must confess I don`t look too closely at those in the garden after being stung when pegging washing out.

4 Apr, 2010

 

love this ,am a bit scared of bees ,but still try to get them in garden as they r so important to us. have seen a few buzzzzzzzzing around tho lol x thanxs 4 ur coments as well

8 Apr, 2010

 

Couldn`t agree with you more Cristina, I`ve just replaced my very very old Buddlia with a new white one to encourage the Bees and Butterflies.

9 Apr, 2010

 

Just found this Stroller, very handy, we like to revive bees with honey when they get trapped & exausted in the concervatory.

5 Jul, 2010

 

we had a bee swarm in the garden but they seem to have gone now

5 Jul, 2010

 

Thanks Pam and Cristina, we`ve been watching the white tailed ones going in and out under our Lean to at the side of the house. The Bombus Lucorum variety as they are nesting underground.

6 Jul, 2010

 

the 1,s in my garden seemed to b nesting between the panels of our stable at bottom of the garden . hony bees. but now no sign of em

6 Jul, 2010

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