My Weigelia florida variegata is heavily in flower and yesterday it was buzzing with bees. They almost climb into the flower to reach the nectar and didn't seem bothered that I was trying to take photos.
I noticed one bee looked a little odd ...
I take it all back ... a few days of sunshine and the garden is positively buzzing and I've never noticed such a variety of bees here before.
Last night I followed a twitter thread debating the pros and cons of beekeeping versus supporting the increase in our native pollinators.
Sitting quietly in the garden a few years ago I noticed that the corner post in my vegetable patch was popular with the insects.
With more than 97000 weevils in the world it's going to be quite tricky to properly identify this one even with a decent photograph (which this is not!).
If I had known then what I know now
I would have started this diary years ago
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