Queen

Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

This is a queen Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris which visited the garden. She had obviously been very busy and was dusted in pollen. I think she was tired and needed a rest, and she didn’t like me getting too close and disturbing her as she kept sticking up her middle legs, warding me off I guess.


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