black head. not yellow like bombus vosnesenkii. she was very large and round. Identified by yellow stripe on thorax and yellow stripe on abdomen.
first picture is thorax stripe and second is abdomen stripe.
Noticed that this bee was vibrating quite a bit. I think it was trying to warm itself up and it flew away a little after I took this picture.
Tomato plant in flower, undergoing artificial buzz pollination with a tuning fork as part of the Urban Pollination Project. Look for pollen cloud released...Photos by Will Peterman.
The Urban Pollination Project seeks to document visits by insect pollinators to tomato plants growing in Seattle urban P-Patch community gardens. We also welcome photos of any insects visiting flowers at any location in Seattle or nearby.