Underbarn, Portland Harbour
Saturday October 1st 2016
The ivy bee was only described as a separate species in 1993, as it started to be seen more frequently in Southern England.
It is now a fairly common sight in Weymouth and Portland but only emerges in any numbers very late in the season,
This video taken on the shores of Porland Harbour probably shows the emergence of fresh female bees from a large colony on the clay cliffs at Underbarn
And here another view of a female taking her first look at the outside world after spending the summer underground as a larva.