Tree Bumblebee

(From Janice).We have this ‘tree bumblebee’ Bombus hypnorum, in our garden at present.  Has anyone else seen it around?  If so, please send your records to BIS as this is originally from the Continent, however, has been moving West for a few years now.  BTO are also interested to know if it is found nesting in birdboxes, as this is sometimes the case.  It does like to make a nest in hollows in trees, hence its common name.

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3 Responses to Tree Bumblebee

  1. carlton parry says:

    Although not in your area, here in Howey this species has been very common in our garden recently, Carlton.

  2. Janice says:

    That’s really interesting Carlton, just shows how quickly they’re colonising. We had a queen in the house today.

  3. Steve Jones says:

    Janice
    have been looking out for Tree Bumblebee since your post and today i saw one feeding on snowberry flowers in our hedge!

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