At first sight this may appear to be a Bee.
I thought it was a Bee at first, which is why I was interested enough to photograph it. Bees are a rare sight in my garden at present. However, when I looked closer, I saw that it was not a Bee, just a fly of some sort pretending to be a Bee.
I'm not sure what sort of fly it was - can anyone tell me? - but it certainly knew how to pose! The bright yellow Dogwood leaf shows it off very well.
I have hardly seen any Bees this year, and those that I have seen have been Bumble Bees. More Hoverflies are beginning to appear though, so hopefully they will do the pollination task that normally falls to the Bees.
This particular chap seems to want to look like a Wasp.
So no Bees, but just "Wannabees"! Presumably making yourself look like something with a sting in its tail makes you less attractive to predators or something.