European orchard bee ♀︎
-Ribes sanguineum-

Last update: 5 January 2022
OBSERVATION:
2020-IV-04

At the time the European orchard bees (Osmia cornuta) appear the Ribes sanguineum is in full bloom. The bees eagerly use the plant to drink nectar but do not seem to collect its pollen. It is frequently visited at the start of a pollen foraging run to pollen sources outside the garden or on return in the garden after finishing one.

European orchard bee ♀︎ (Osmia cornuta) on Ribes sanguineum
European orchard bee ♀︎ (Osmia cornuta) on Ribes sanguineum
European orchard bee ♀︎ (Osmia cornuta) on Ribes sanguineum

References

1 Nederlands Soortenregister

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