4bee) Female White-bellied Mining Bee

195 GBP

Female White-bellied Mining Bee 2x actual size.

This little thing nests on its own or in small groups in lightly vegetated soils. She can be found in churchyards and the edges of woodlands and farmland.  And she's a really early bee coming out from March to May and feeding from spring blossoms and trees - they're important pollinators of orchards.

Thank you for your interest in this piece - all sales go to support the continuing journey of the FIFTY BEES project. Please contact me should you wish to consider breaking the cost down into 2 or 3 more manageable payments.

Small vintage clockmaker’s container, embroidery thread, wool, gold leaf.

39mm x 15mm