Today, 24th March 2017, is my first confirmed sighting of a bee in my garden.
The vid is a bit blurry because the wind was blowing and so the camera wouldn’t focus on anything at all! For confirmation, the bee was a Tree bumblebee (Bombus hypnorum) and she was visiting the narcissus tete-a-tete in the pot.
I did try to follow it to see if there was a local nest but I lost it in one of Euonymus bushes, oh well. I did stick around the bush to see if there was a nest in there but I couldn’t hear any buzzing so, not wanting to disturb a nest if there was one, after a couple of minutes I left.
I am so happy to finally see a bee in the garden. What with all the plants blooming and no pollinators out and about to be seen, I was getting a little worried.