Bombus hypnorum – Tree Bumblebee
The Tree Bumblebee (Bombus hypnorum) is also known as the New Garden Bumblebee in the UK as it is a newcomer to these shores. The first one was recorded in a garden in Wiltshire but it has spread very rapidly – there are some nesting in my son Matt’s garden in Wolverhampton. It prefers to nest above ground, typically in holes in trees but commonly in nestboxes put up for birds… as is the case in Matt’s garden.
These record shots taken with my telephone will be replaced when I do better!