Posted: 24/07/2013 at 22:11
Thanks all, I have searched through many websites and also agree that it is not a carder bees. I spend a lot of time looking at the bees, etc.
After researching hornets, wasps, sawflies, there is nothing like this I can find.
It is definitely not a hornet, I wish I could have got a better photo, as the shape is completely wrong, also after researching the european carder bee and other carder bees, the marking are not close and the size is wrong.
Welshonion - most definitely at least 2 inches, the mesh is an inch square and on the 3rd picture it shows diagnally that it covers 2 squares
Waterbutts - I definitely live in Britain - Bristol.
Dove - I was researching on the NHM website and was considering contacting them but thought that maybe I don't have good enough pictures