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. Love bees and bee photos, haven’t seen too many yet this year, but I did see the tiniest bee I have ever seen on an Allium the other day.

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    1. I have a few contoneasters out the back and the bees love them. I saw a small bee, which I presume was a sweat bee of some kind. There are so many wonderful species out there.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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