We’ll be honest we’ve had a busy 24 hours… so we’re all full of gratitude for a new bee hairy footing it into our corner of Norwich for us to try to identify!
So apparently there are around 270 spices of bee in Britain and this one is a new one on us! Our best guess is that it is a pale coloured Hairy-Footed Flower Bee… if it’s not then at least we enjoyed writing this great bee name and learning a little bit more about it.
So the Hairy-Footed Flower Bee is generally seen out and about in early spring in urban green spaces… so that fits. It also lives in quite big noisy colonies. They do have a habit of making a home in old brick work… which does apparently lead to them flying down chimneys on a regular basis and so they’re curious and brave little things.