Buzzing around me, as if seeking some companionship on that lonely bluff, was a solitary bee.
One kind of solitary bee, for example, builds in empty snail-shells, and another in small hollows like keyholes.
He once saw with delight "a solitary bee nipping a leaf round till it exactly fitted the front of a hole."
The cells are provisioned like those of any other solitary bee with pollen, etc., and the egg is laid upon it.
Their eyes fell, at the same moment, upon one solitary bee that was standing upon the inside of the flower-pot.