Solitary Bee Nesting Areas

Such fascinating little critters !

We here in Ireland have 76 different species of Solitary Bee.

 

Highly efficient pollinators, even more so than our much revered Honeybee.

 

These little guys are equally as fascinating and much underappreciated for the free vital pollination work they do.

The picture across if of a Mining Bee Andrena bicolor I took in Spring 2018. So taken was I with them I was determined to setup a dedicated area for them in the form of a loose earth bank for them to nest in. In the offing is an area for the species that nest in holes in wood and plant stems... so much to do ! Wiil elaborate further here in time and add more photos as I attract and spot more of them on the Sanctuary.

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