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In Spring 2011, I was really bitten by the insect photography "bug". I worked hard on improving my macro photography technique and getting to grips with insect (particularly solitary bee) identification. From Spring 2012, I've decided to document this "journey" with a Blog. Watch here to see how the journey unfolds. Please feel free to add your comments to any BLOG posts.
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Why are Hairy-Footed Flower Bees so called?
27th April 2012 - 1 comment

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Andrena chrysosceles
24th April 2012 - 0 comments

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Andrena caratonica with Stylops Parasite
20th April 2012 - 0 comments

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The Red Mason Bee (Osmia bicornis)
16th April 2012 - 1 comment

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Anthophora start nesting
12th April 2012 - 0 comments

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Bees, Flies & Bee-flies - The Bee-fly, Bombylius major
09th April 2012 - 0 comments

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A bespoke Bee Hotel
09th April 2012 - 3 comments






No activity yet in my "Bee Hotel". Read more ...
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Tawny Mining Bee - Andrena fulva
07th April 2012 - 0 comments


My first Tawny Mining Bee of 2012. Read more ...
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The Ashy Mining Bee - Andrena cineraria
06th April 2012 - 1 comment


One of our more easily-identified Mining Bees. Read more ...
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Flies that parasitise Mining Bees
03rd April 2012 - 0 comments

Watch out - there are parasitic flies about. Read more ...
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Using your hand to pose bees
01st April 2012 - 1 comment

A bee in the Hand. Read more ...
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A Yellow-legged Mining Bee (Andrena flavipes) Colony
31st March 2012 - 1 comment


Surrounded by Yellow-legged Mining Bees. Read more ...
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Hairy-footed Flower Bee (Anthophora plumipes)
30th March 2012 - 0 comments


In pursuit of the Flower Bee male. Read more ...
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Tiny Golden Bees
29th March 2012 - 0 comments


Lasioglossum smeathmanellum colony in my garden. Read more ...
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Pollenia Cluster Flies - Mating
22nd March 2012 - 0 comments


Cluster flies mating in the churchyard. Read more ...
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Andrena bicolor
21st March 2012 - 0 comments


My first Andrena bicolor. Read more ...
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A tachinid fly - Gonia picea
20th March 2012 - 0 comments


A rather mean-looking fly in the local churchyard. Read more ...
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Andrena nigroaenea colony in my garden
20th March 2012 - 0 comments


A mining bee colony in my own back yard (well front actually). Read more ...
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An Andrena clarkella colony
19th March 2012 - 0 comments


Andrena clarkella at Branson Marsh Nature Reserve. Read more ...
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Juniper Shieldbug
10th March 2012 - 0 comments


A Juniper Shieldbug with an unwanted attachment. Read more ...
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