One of the earliest bees to emerge into a British spring, the red mason bee is arguably one of the most striking of the solitary bees with a large jaws and a hairy gingery/red body.
Mason bees are named for their habit of nesting in cavities in walls and masonry, perhaps will we see a few take up residence in our sunny garden this year?
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