Ashy Mining Bee – the bee drawing series
Pastel on paper 42x30cms
This bee is a gorgeous grey and black colour. It is a solitary bee and makes its nest in the ground, digging tunnels up to 20cms deep, hence its name as a miner, quite incredible. I was surprised when I first came across this bee as I had always had the yellow and black variety in my head. More amazing surprises from the natural world.