South African Honey Bee on Lemon Verbena, Aloysia citrodora. Note the unusual pollen cluster on its back and head. I wonder where it picked this up from as I’ve never seen this on a bee before?
Halicid or Sweat Bee on Cosmos.
Looks like it just got a gold paint job. ( this is its actual colouring)
Another Thyreus bee. (Cuckoo Bee) I noticed ( 24th Feb) resting on the stem of a Pelargonium.
They use their mouth parts to grip and hold them in this position. Quite something to see.