These little bees, the mining bees, are back in my garden, making little holes in my lawn. Apparently there are 60 different species of Andrena mining bees in UK, so take your pick which one this is. They are solitary bees, each female builds her own nest and looks after her own young. When the female has finished her nesting, she will plug up the hole. The young bees will not emerge until next Spring. I had a go at getting some close up images of these bees. The best way was to have one perched on my finger, it was difficult to take a picture with just one hand:-) These little bees do not sting or their sting is so weak that it does not penetrate the skin.