(BBC) Buglife Cymru said it discovered a “strong population” of small scabious mining bees at a local nature reserve. It said it marked the first time the species had been found in the city of Newport or the surrounding area.
(BBC) There are 180 different types of bees found in Wales. However, seven species have already been wiped out and five more are on the brink of extinction. Others are clinging on, including the large mason bee, found nowhere in the UK other than two sites in the Llyn Peninsula.