|Hairy-footed Flower Bee, Anthophora plumipes. Male. West Wickham Common, 3 April 2016.|
|Hairy-footed Flower Bee, Anthophora plumipes. Female. West Wickham Common, 3 April 2016.|
Both these bees are working through a patch of Red Dead-nettle, which is currently in full flower. Other insects also come to these flowers; this one ..
|Bombus terrestris, Buff-tailed Bumblebee. Queen. West Wickham Common, 3 April 2016.|
There are also some other mid-sized flyers around. For example, bee-flies; as the name suggests, they are flies, not bees. I didn't manage to photograph the one I saw on April 3rd, so here is a shot from 2014.
|Beefly, Bombylius major. Churchyard of the Church of St. Mary, Kemsing, 12 April 2014.|