Bumbling Beauties

Tree Bumblebee Bombus hypnorum

I find the Pyracantha such an amazing climber come shrub or even hedge depending on how you trim and train it, it is so versatile. In the autumn it produces masses of succulant berries which the birds feed on, and in the spring there is an abundance of white flowers which attract all kind of insects like flies and bees. I have quite a fondness for bees, especially bumblebees.  This is the Tree Bumblebee Bombus hypnorum.

Tree Bumblebee Bombus hypnorum

Tree Bumblebee Bombus hypnorum

May 2019, front garden, Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman.

18 thoughts on “Bumbling Beauties

  1. Normally I have a weird aversion to all things that fly and flutter or have feathers, but I am strangely drawn to bees. These photographs are beautiful. Thanks for posting.

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  2. There’s nothing so delightful as a big, fat bumblebee. For the most part, I still can’t sort out the species, but I’ve learned that their loud buzzing doesn’t mean they’re coming to get me — except for that one whose ground nest I disturbed, and who taught me that bumblebees can sting more than once.

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