No sorry I don't know a lot about bees,but if you have a look on the Bumblebee Conservation Trust's website there's information about different types of bumblebees. Also if you have a look on their facebook page I think some people mentioned various guides to bees a little while ago. This little bee is a red-tailed bumblebee. It was enjoying the sunshine in the park today.
Bumblebee, what kind of flower is that? it's gorgeous!
Sorry I don't know what the flower is either,but I've put the photo on the BBCT facebook page asking if anyone can say what it is and I'll see if anyone replies. Maybe someone here might recognise it ?
No matter what sort of camera you have they are hard to capture as they move i caught this one on monday I saw one early this summer that was massive like a flying mouse so i had a girly flapping moment..I have a book on macro photography and this photographer takes photos and guess what ? he cheats he gasses them and then places them on a flower so they are not moving and he can get a perfect shot..I hate that its cruel i would rather have a out of focus photo..
Bees are really cute,but nobody seems to appreciate it. You can get jewellery with butterflies and dragonflies or even spiders,but you hardly ever see anything with bees on. I've got a couple of cuddly toy bees,and my daughter made me this birthday card last year -
I've noticed that there are far fewer bumblebees around this year,but I don't know why that's so. I've had a bumblebee nesting box in the garden for a couple of years,but its only occupants have been a woodlouse nursery.
I have seen quite a few some have been huge that i have seen fly past me .Just wish they would stay still and get their photos taken ..Out of all the flying critters next to ladybirds which i have allways loved i too like Bees.They make life rich i often buy Beeswax from the honey stalls at the farmers market and try to help support the industry of bee keeping.