I think this is an Australian Native Bee – according to Aussie Bee Online the difference is that bees collect pollen to feed their young whereas wasps feed on the pollen and eat insects etc.
This ‘bee’ seemed to be collecting pollen from my spring onion flowers in my vegetable garden today – although it is hard to tell as they are so small and fast and get skittish easily disappearing often.
There are apparently 1500 species of Australian Native Bees.
Does anyone know if this is an Australian Native Bee and if so which one???