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Confirmation of identity please


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Joined 2013-06-16


I am trying to identify and record the many different bees present on my allotment and would be grateful forthe experts here to give these a quick check over.

The first I believe to be B. pratorum.

Second.- B. hypnorum

Third. B. vestalis

Thanks in advance.


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Joined 2012-05-24


I think you are spot on with your I/Ds.

Keep any eye out too for B. lapidarius on Chive flowers; and a wide number of species robbing, or working Comfrey flowers.

B. pascuorum, B. pratorum, B hortorum, B. hypnorum work the flowers from the open end.

Honey bees, B. terrestris / lucorum and others work the nectar from holes bitten by the larger bumbles at the top of the flower.