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Anthidium florentinum is a solitary bee with the right markings on the abdomen. It seems to be holding the abdomen tucked under itself, but the shape of the first two yellow markings is distinctive among bees, wasps, and hoverflies in my book. The male has hairs on the abdomen. A browse through the photos of this species on Wikimedia Commons shows some ...


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I would like to challenge this question somewhat. As I cannot judge from your question how new you are to the beekeeping topic, this might not 100% apply, but I think it is important nonetheless: --> I think the most relevant question to ask is not Am I allowed to keep bees (regardless of jurisdiction), but Am I prepared to really get into beekeeping. I ...


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The Bug House in the question stayed as it was until March and then a couple of holes started to appear. The first image is from the 16th March. One or two holes starting to appear. Very little happened for a few weeks. Then over the Easter weekend we had the first warm weather. Then a lot more holes started to appear. The second image is from 13th April. ...


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