More bumblebee photos

Slightly better ones…
Bombus lucorum aggregate (remember these can’t be distinguished, includes terrestris, lucorum, cryptarum, and magnus)
Bombus lucorum agg
“I fell over”
Bombus lucorum agg
Purple Phacelia pollen in the pollen baskets
Bombus lucorum agg

Common Carder (Bombus pascuorum)
Common Carder
Also enjoying the Phacelia, you may notice a theme…
Common Carder
I plant six species of native, perennial Irish wildflowers
Common Carder
And the bees prefer this non-native annual from the southwest US
Common Carder
Of course!


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