Length . 12 mm.
Phenology March to October.
This bee has a thick body with yellow and brownmarkings , eyes are hairy. Body hairs are Short
A communal 0r social bee which lives in permanent colonies Wild colonies prefer sheltered sites in hollow trees and similar structures
Diet consists of pollen and nectar taken from flowers Honey (regurgitated nectar) and pollen transported on the pollen Baskets on the leg sustain the colony over the winter months
WITH PERMISSION (C) WARREN PHOTOGRAPHY