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Can you identify this bee?

By rdown
I found this bee today sitting on a celandine enjoying the sun and the pollen. Anyone know what type of bee it is?

Tags: Close-up and macro

Voters: didgpix, CP_01, User_Removed and 3 more


CHIPPYX1X 13 2 England
3 Feb 2007 4:13PM
Nice shot well captured great detail. Bees seem to be really early this year. It could be a common carder bee

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biggus 15 6 England
3 Feb 2007 5:14PM
In answer to your question. It's Mr Bumble, not sure where he is living now though. Sorry couldnt resist the temptation
Seriously though - A nice clear shot with good colours. They do seem to be about early this year
CP_01 14 1
3 Feb 2007 6:28PM
Great close up!
Have no idea what 'kind' of bee it is, but you captured it very well...
francisg 15 705 1 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2007 7:31PM
It is a Honey bee. (Apis melfera) It is about this time that the queen starts to lay her eggs ready for the season. This one is out early but it is a worker gathering the early crop of pollen.


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