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Andrena haemorrhoa  Tawny Mining Bee

Andrena haemorrhoa Tawny Mining Bee

Watercolour painting of Spanish lavender and a Tawny mining Bee on Botanical Ultra Smooth paper by Shevaun Doherty

Watercolour painting of Spanish lavender and a Tawny mining Bee on Botanical Ultra Smooth paper by Shevaun Doherty

A tawny mining bee collecting nectar and pollen from blossom.

The Great British Bee Count – in pictures

A tawny mining bee collecting nectar and pollen from blossom.

This pretty identification bee print illustrating a collection of British bees makes for a lovely addition to any home bringing nature indoors. Available in A4 and A3 sizes this illustration features the most common of British bees including: Tree bumblebee, honeybee, Tawny mining bee, Common carder bee, Early bumblebee, Red tailed bumblebee, Buff-tailed bumblebee, White-tailed bumblebee, Garden bumblebee, Leafcutter bee, Red mason bee and the Ivy mining bee. www.leemorris.org.uk

This pretty identification bee print illustrating a collection of British bees makes for a lovely addition to any home bringing nature indoors. Available in A4 and A3 sizes this illustration features the most common of British bees including: Tree bumblebee, honeybee, Tawny mining bee, Common carder bee, Early bumblebee, Red tailed bumblebee, Buff-tailed bumblebee, White-tailed bumblebee, Garden bumblebee, Leafcutter bee, Red mason bee and the Ivy mining bee. www.leemorris.org.uk

Male Tawny mining bee Nottinghamshire England

Male Tawny mining bee Nottinghamshire England

Male tawny mining bee Nottinghamshire England

Male tawny mining bee Nottinghamshire England

I decided to add a teeny tiny bee, the Tawny Mining bee, Andrena fulva, to my lavender. It was thought to be extinct in Ireland but was rediscovered in 2012. There is now a call out to anyone who spots this little solitary bee in their garden by the National Biodiversity Data Centre in Waterford. It's only 1cm in size, nests in the ground and is red and furry. It is quite common in the UK, but very rare in Ireland. If you spot it, take a photograph and contact them. Happy Earth Day!

I decided to add a teeny tiny bee, the Tawny Mining bee, Andrena fulva, to my lavender. It was thought to be extinct in Ireland but was rediscovered in 2012. There is now a call out to anyone who spots this little solitary bee in their garden by the National Biodiversity Data Centre in Waterford. It's only 1cm in size, nests in the ground and is red and furry. It is quite common in the UK, but very rare in Ireland. If you spot it, take a photograph and contact them. Happy Earth Day!

Tawny Mining Bee - not to be confused with 'Digger Bees'.  Solitary bees that excavate tunnels and cells under-ground, preferring sandy soil, valuable pollinators. Found mostly in Europe.

Tawny Mining Bee - not to be confused with 'Digger Bees'. Solitary bees that excavate tunnels and cells under-ground, preferring sandy soil, valuable pollinators. Found mostly in Europe.

Tawny mining bee | bee box | honey & bee

Tawny mining bee | bee box | honey & bee

A female tawny mining bee beginning to dig its spring nest. Not all bees have nests above ground.

A female tawny mining bee beginning to dig its spring nest. Not all bees have nests above ground.

Tawny Mining Bee  Print By Rumyana Whitcher

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Tawny Mining Bee Print By Rumyana Whitcher

Tawny mining bee  (Andrena fulva), vosje

Tawny mining bee (Andrena fulva), vosje

Other bees | Tawny mining bee (Andrena fulva)

Other bees | Tawny mining bee (Andrena fulva)