Sighting: Red Mason Bee

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?

Red mason bee on lavender – Canon EOS 70D with sigma 105mm macro lens. f/4.5 1/800sec ISO200

All photographs copyright of Claire Stott/Grey Feather Photography © 2022

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  1. Michael Sammut says:

    Nice capture 👌


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