Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Wild honeybees nesting in a tree

What species?
Today was my first time to see bees nesting in a tree; about 9 feet up an old ash in a crack (see YouTube below). This is the sort of no nonsense, no hive, no honey sort of bee-keeping that appeals to me.  

On my journey round a beautiful garden in north Wales the birds were singing and the moths and butterflies flitting everywhere. That is apart from one couple which were locked in a prolonged act of passion. I’ve looked on the identification sites but still none the wiser. Can anyone help? 

1 comment:

  1. Ringlets! See the lovely ringlets on the underwing. Could be confused with a faded male Meadow Brown but not when you see the spots. Flies over grassland in July and early August.