WHITE-TAILED BUMBLEBEES, DORSET


Whitchurch Canonicorum, Blandford Forum, Toller Porcorum and Bombus Lucorum – all very Dorset names.  Except the last of course. Here are a few of them, feasting on hyssop. The first one is launching himself on his way to the next stem.

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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.

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COSMOS: THE FLOWER (with white-tailed bumblebee)


NOW YOU SEE IT…                 Comos, Dorset…NOW YOU DON’T                Comos & Bumblebee, Dorset

JULY BUMBLEBEES IN DORSET


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WHITE-TAILED BUMBLEBEES (Bombus lucorum), DORSET


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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

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COMMON CARDER BEES (Bombus Pascuorum)

WHITE-TAILED BUMBLE BEE (Bombus Lucorum)