Hymenoptera, family Apidae
Honeybees have a remarkable sense of smell that allows them to identify different varieties of flower and whether they offer pollen or nectar from meters away. Their exceptional smell abilities also allow recognition of their hive members and communication within the hive. There are over 250 species of bees in Britain; the majority of them are solitary bees that live alone and each female takes care for its own offspring.
bumblebees but bees are much smaller, narrower and are more similar in shape to some wasps, although they do not have such a defined waist as wasps. A number of hoverflies and other fly species can look similar. Distinguishing features of the honeybee and solitary bees are the short hairs visible on the front end, smaller eyes, 2 pairs of wings and long antennae.Record a sighting