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Re: ID Problem - Bees active along a stone wall in April

Hi Tim, Many thanks with your ID, I managed to find a species summary on Nature Spot. This mentions that without a real structured community they all have cell
    Peter Nicholson
    May 4
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    New Revised Versions of the Very Handy Bee Manual Available

    All The Very Handy Bee Manual has been revised and extensively updated. The very handy and talented Gene Scarpulla also made what he claimed to be thousands
    Droege, Sam
    May 2
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    9084

    Re: ID Problem - Bees active along a stone wall in April

    Peter The bee is Andrena carantonica and the parasite will be a species of Nomada. Tim Strudwick ... From: p.nicholson354@... [bwars] To:
    Tim Strudwick
    Apr 30
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    9083

    ID Problem - Bees active along a stone wall in April

    Hello, Can anyone give me some guidance on a photo in the 'Greystone' album. This is a specimen taken from a length of wall 20 to 30 ft. long in Malton, N.
    petenich@btopenworld.com
    Apr 30
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    Re: Bee eaters

    Hello, I'd doubt if it was Bee-eaters as they would eat all the prey (except the sting) and not leave them eviscerated (pers. obs.). All the Bee-eaters I've
      Steve Morrison
      Apr 29
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      Re: Bee eaters

      Peter, It was, we think, bee-eaters as they have now been seen in the meadow where the bumble bee deaths occurred. There is much soft rock and sand nearby on
        Patrick Roper
        Apr 28
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        Re: Bee eaters

        Hello Patrick, An answer to your question may be Great tits there are a number of sources which make reference to this behaviour. Dave Goulson (Prof.) of
        petenich@btopenworld.com
        Apr 28
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        9079

        Re: [bwars] Fwd: vestalis or bohemicus?

        Thank you for confirming. I’ll be spending time over the coming months doing various invert surveys in East Lothian, so will keep looking. I gather you have
        kattymark
        Apr 24
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        9078

        Re: Fwd: vestalis or bohemicus?

        Thanks, Oliver. Nice to hear from you again! I am happy with that, and will send it in the next batch to the BWARS database. We must try to get a handle on
        Murdo Macdonald
        Apr 24
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        9077

        Re: Fwd: vestalis or bohemicus?

        Hi Murdo and Katty, I agree with you Murdo. I don't think there can be much doubt that this is vestalis. I've not seen a spring bohemicus, or even a newly
        opj@talk21.com
        Apr 24
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        9076

        Re: Fwd: vestalis or bohemicus?

        The females are different in the sculpture of the skeleton on top of the tip of the abdomen, Katty, but that is not a field character. If you get a male,
        Murdo Macdonald
        Apr 23
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        9075

        Re: [bwars] Fwd: vestalis or bohemicus?

        Thanks for your reply Murdo. Apart from examination of genitalia is there anything other than strength of yellow flashes to go on? Katty Sent from Windows
        kattymark
        Apr 23
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        9074

        Bee eaters

        There have been many dead and eviscerated bumble bees in Ecclesbourne meadow, Hastings Country Park recently. This sounds like bee-eaters and the birds were
        Patrick Roper
        Apr 23
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        9073

        Re: Fwd: vestalis or bohemicus? [2 Attachments]

        It looks persuasive for vestalis, Katty, and my instinct is to accept that ID. B. vestalis is present in S Scotland, perhaps up to Fife, and probably more
        Murdo Macdonald
        Apr 22
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        9072

        Fwd: vestalis or bohemicus?

        Hi. This bee was seen 21st April at Yellowcraig, near North Berwick in East Lothian. I think it is B. vestalis because the broken yellow band is prominent
        Katty Baird
        Apr 22
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