Colourful male bumblebees to hand!

August 28, 2013

in Bumblebees and their ecology, Gardening For Wildlife, Working with Schools/Colleges

Male bumblebees with yellow/pale faces!

Male red tailed bumblebee, B. lapidarius

Male red tailed bumblebee, B. lapidarius

Male bumblebees have no sting, so gently handling them ONLY if you are 110% sure they are males allows for close up photographs!

Male B. lucorum with yellow face

Male B. lucorum with yellow face.ย Note lovely coloured bright yellow hairs…..

A bee in the hand....

A bee in the hand….B. lucorum male

Sometimes I get sent photographs of bees for me to identify…… this on was so easy…..

Male Scott bumblebee with grandad Gareth!!

Male Scott bumblebee with grandad Gareth!!

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marian morrison August 29, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Lovely !!! made me smile. Still lots of bumbles in the garden enjoying this lovely summer. Where will they all go for winter??

Marian

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nurturingnature August 29, 2013 at 10:06 pm

Glad to bring a ๐Ÿ™‚ to your face! Where do they go? They die Marian ๐Ÿ™ only the new queens will hibernate. Many die during that time for numerous reasons and many die in spring for numerous other reasons ๐Ÿ™

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