A SELECTION OF SUMMER BEES IN DORSET


This is a small selection of bees visiting a Dorset garden during the last month or so. The favoured flowers have been Hyssop, Lavender, Alium and Cosmos. And if anyone knows the name of the pale bee in photo #4, I’d be pleased to know – it’s a real beauty.

Summer Bees Dorset 1Summer Bees Dorset 2Summer Bees Dorset 3Summer Bees Dorset 4Summer Bees Dorset 5Summer Bees Dorset 6Summer Bees Dorset 8Summer Bees Dorset 9Summer Bees Dorset 10Summer Bees Dorset 11

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TWO BEES ON LAVENDER…


BOMBUS LUCORUM (WHITE-TAILED BUMBLE BEE)Bombus Lucorum / White-tailed Bumble Bee

BOMBUS PASCUORUM (COMMON CARDER BEE)Bombus Pascuorum / Common Carder Bee