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Hi all,

Complete newbie alert:svengo:, that's me.

I am a keen gardener and have started to note the bee activities in my garden which is situated very close to the east coast, here in Ireland.

A few days ago I noticed what looked like a large all black furry type of bumble bee?

It flew fast and rested momentarily against a white wall before dashing off.

Is there such a bee as an all black and if so have any been sighted in Ireland?

Bee blessed,
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Hi Victor,

Thanx for your interest. If only I had a camera handy at the right time.

The bee in the pic. has a blue/green shine whereas the one I saw was all black and furry. It is the first time that I have seen one of these big fellas. Tried to get a closer look, but didn't want to startle it. It was a strong flyer, as it coped well with some v strong weekend gales when it flew off. Will keep a look out incase I see another. If it was a Carpenter, I will check any unfinished wood just in case.

thanx

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