Ever since the abelia started flowering, I’ve been on the lookout for the return of the Blue-banded Bees. They didn’t emerge from their burrows (or wherever they hibernate or hatch) until Christmas Eve.

And, like nearly every other year, I spotted a loner in the lavender first.

Thanks for looking.


Bees & Bugs

Blue-banded bee


One thought on “Blue-banded bee

  1. sueouzounis says:

    A lovely flower, very delicate colouring. How are the bees? We haven’t seen that many yet but not a lot of flowers flowering, I think the weather has affected them.


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