Leaving the nest near the start of the Burrows track.
On a hebe-type thing.
A very pale bee, I wonder if what the larva are fed affects their colour.
Rescued this bumblebee from the doggie drinking bowl at the water fountain.
A large specimen on a faded rose flower
Found deceased on our windowsill.
Bombus terrestris, the buff-tailed bumblebee or large earth bumblebee is one of the most numerous bumblebee species in Europe. The queen is 2–2.7 cm long, while the workers are 1½–2 cm. The latter are characterized by their white-ended abdomens and look (apart from their yellowish bands being darker in direct comparison) just like those of the white-tailed bumblebee, B. lucorum, a close relative. The queens of B. terrestris have the namesake buff-white abdomen ("tail") tip; this area is...