Brilliant shot of a solitary bee by Nigel Jones. A distinct advantage to attracting solitary bees is the greater likelihood that insect pollination of fruit and vegetables will take place in your orchard or garden
Pollen on a miner bee. Miner bees (or chimney bees) are one of many familiar black and yellow summertime bees often mistaken for bumble bees. They are garden pollinators and serve an increasingly important role as honey bee populations decline.