Thanks to my blogging friend Jeremy Sell from The Life of your Time my “wild bee” has got a proper name, it actually is not a bee, but a Syrphid fly!!! Assuming that not each bee-looking insect is a bee, what makes me feel good is the fact that this fly is actually a good looking one, plus it feeds on some pests in the garden, so it definitely deserves a post in My Botanical Garden! Thank you again Jeremy:)
Part two: Fodrambler from A Tramp in the Woods has given the full name to this Syrphid fly:” It is a Marmalade Hover Fly, Episyrphus balteatus of the family Syrphidae and your one is a female of the species.” This is exciting, I love the name but keep asking myself: where does Marmalade name come from? I would understand marmelade 😉 . Thank you, Fodrambler!
ps: take care to check Jeremy’s and Fodrambler’s blogs!