The Bumblebee And The Geranium

Early Bumblebee Bombus pratorum

I have always had a soft spot for bumblebees since I was a child which has never waned, but has actually deepened as I have got older. This bumblebee is one of my favourites and is called the Early Bumblebee (Bombus pratorum). I am always taken by the bands of yellow and the bright orange tail, although the middle band can be absent in some workers.

Early Bumblebee (Bombus pratorum) on Pencilled Crane’s-bill (Geranium versicolor), rear garden, Staffordshire, England. May 2017.

15 thoughts on “The Bumblebee And The Geranium

      1. Yes, indeed, dear Pete – i have made a trekking tour in the Finnish nature – it was really great πŸ™‚
        Also for you a nice Sunday evening

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  1. I used to catch bumblebees in a jam jar (whilst pulling the heads off the roses!) which was all fine and dandy. Until I had to open the jar and let them go…. usually by unscrewing the lid and throwing the jar onto the grass and running away!

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    1. Lol! πŸ™‚ I have done similar things in the past myself. All part of being fascinated by the natural world and wanting to see and learn more about the things that we marvel at πŸ™‚

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