Solitary Bee Ecology and Conservation
What are solitary bees?
When most people think of a bee, they imagine a honeybee. In fact, there are around 250 species of bee in the UK, they are a range of sizes and shapes, only a handful of which are striped, and only one of which produces honey! Perhaps most shocking to even the most enthusiastic bee-fancier, is that only around 10% of UK species have any kind of queen, the vast majority live solitary lives. Not being part of a colony doesn’t make these bees any less interesting though!