Bumble Bee - Garden
Taken at Baron's Haugh on 18th June 2020 using Nikon D500 with Sigma 105 mm macro lens.
Fact File
 


Taken at Titchwell Marsh on 3rd June 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode Fact File

 
Bumble Bee - Garden.
Species :
Order:
Family:
Local names:
Bombus hortorum.
Hymenoptera.
Apidae.
Site Of Nest:



Food:

Description:



         Queen:
         Worker:
         Male:
Flies/Found:
Feature:
Most frequently found along forest and field boundaries
and in open uncultivated fields.They usually build their nests
under the ground.They need moss and dried grass to be
present in their habitats in order to successfully build their nests
They typically restrict themselves to either pollen collection or nectar foraging on one specific plant species of the Pea family.
Black with a yellow collar, a narrow yellow band on the 
scutellum, and a third yellow band on terga 1 and 2.
The tail is white. Darker forms, with little yellow in
their fur, are common.
17 - 20 mm long. Wingspan: 35 - 38 mm.
11 - 16 mm long.
14 - 15 mm long.
March - July.
It has the longest tongue of any U.K. Bumble Bee