Saturday, 23 April 2011
Red mason bees mating.
We have a yellow front wall to our house which attracts bees at the end of the day attacted by the colour and the warmth of this west facing wall.
Due to the brightness of the reflected sunlight, the bees are difficult to distinguish.
I also witnessed one of the pairs being dive bombed by another bee, possibly a male trying to dislodge the male from the mating pair. It did not have any affect.
This was fascinating to observe.