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 Post subject: Tree Bumble Bee (Bombus Hypnorum)
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:27 pm 
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I was struck by the beautiful colour of this bee. You can see the pollen sac on its back leg :

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 Post subject: Re: Honey bee
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:35 pm 
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Good set.

I like the last one as you can see the detail in both wings.


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 Post subject: Re: Honey bee
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:40 pm 
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:ymapplause: Lovely Blaze


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 Post subject: Re: Honey bee
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:31 pm 
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They are beautiful and so clear Blaze!

I subscribe to a bunch called 'SumOfUs.com and they have just sent me an email saying that Wallmart have just banned the sale of the pesticides that are killing so many bees in the world of Trumpland. So that's good news for them over there. Hopefully for us too?

Bees are such a wonderful machine. Technacally they can't fly and so many engineers have prooved the weight to power ratio is just not high enough for flight. I'm just glad that nobody has told the bees!

They are so varied too and what the hell would we do without them?

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 Post subject: Re: Honey bee
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:40 pm 
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Lovely pictures

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I think your subject is too hairy to be a honey bee

Edited to add: Best guess is that it is a tree bumble bee - Bombus Hypnorum.

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 Post subject: Re: Honey bee
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:14 pm 
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Thanks folks :)

Brilliant, thelastoneout - that's the one. I did search internet, but was looking for ordinary bees rather than a type of bumblebee !


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