"Ashy Mining Bee (Andrena cineraria) on Dandelion" Not so much is known about British solitary bees, They are smaller than their gregarious cousins, the Bumble Bees, but are equally beautiful and fascinating.

"Ashy Mining Bee (Andrena cineraria) on Dandelion" Not so much is known about British solitary bees, They are smaller than their gregarious cousins, the Bumble Bees, but are equally beautiful and fascinating.

Andrena cineraria ( Ashy mining bee)    What's the first thing that springs to mind when you hear the word ' bee '? For many people this w...

Andrena cineraria ( Ashy mining bee) What's the first thing that springs to mind when you hear the word ' bee '? For many people this w...

Ashy Mining Bee, Andrena cineraria.male.070412 by Drinker Moth, via Flickr

Ashy Mining Bee, Andrena cineraria.male.070412 by Drinker Moth, via Flickr

Submit a sighting of Andrena cineraria (ashy mining-bee) | BWARS

Submit a sighting of Andrena cineraria (ashy mining-bee) | BWARS

The Ashy Mining Bee or Grey Mining Bee is a European species of the Sand Bee.  These were spotted on camera by Carl Hawke on 30 April whilst visiting Calke, Derbyshire.

The Ashy Mining Bee or Grey Mining Bee is a European species of the Sand Bee. These were spotted on camera by Carl Hawke on 30 April whilst visiting Calke, Derbyshire.

Ashy mining bee (Andrena cineraria)

Ashy mining bee (Andrena cineraria)

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