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Ivy bee (Colletes hederae) a European solitary mining bee, first recorded in the south of the UK in 2001 that is rapidly spreading northwards. The pollen baskets on the bee's legs are loaded with pollen from Ivy flowers (Hedera helix), an important source of food for pollinators in Autumn. Surrey, UK. October.