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Nellie 

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Actually, can't claim responsibility for these, the OH was supposed to be taking some pics of me doing an inspection and I found these lurking in the middle of the "shoot". These are on the Brambles that ring my hives, if there's a BumbleBee shortage, it's not round this neck of the woods, Bristol is full of them and the BeeNP is moving in to complain!









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planbee 

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I lived for my first 35 years right on the edge of the fens, and I've lived in a smallish town in Staffordshire, since 1980.

I've been interested in bee's since I was about six, thanks to my late Uncle Sylvester.

I don't know about the rest of you, but I cannot remember a year when I've seen as many bumbles as I have this year.

It seems to me that, just as the fortunes of the honey bee are tending to go down, the bumbles are on the rise.

John
 

Floss 

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Lovely photo's nellie! I have many bumble bees in my garden this year, many different types of bees and I mean to find the time to identify some!

At first i thought I must have a nest near by but I think there are just so many of them, even trying to get into my hive yesterday!
 

Baggyone 

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Good here too. I even have a nest in an old apple tree that I cut down when I moved in to the house.
So I get to stare at honey bees and bumbles.

Way cool.
 

8LGM 

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I have loads of Bumble in our Garden (North London). Our neighbour has them nesting in a bird box.
 

Widdershins 

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Whats the beautiful flower they're on? I dont recognise it.....(the lilac one, not the brambles!)
 

sphex 

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Down here too. Absolutely loads of them in our garden, of all different types. Until we gopt our hives, they were all we would see: not a honeybee in sight. Even now, they're outnumbered by the bumbles. A few weeks ago I was walking past a blossoming plum tree and it was covered in literally hundreds of them. Sounded like someone was mowing their lawn!
 

victor meldrew 

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I must like bumbles too:).
I went to water my tomatoes yesterday and found a large white tailed bumble swimming around in watering can :(.(I leave it in the green house to warm the water up).
I fished her out, placed her on a warm surface to dry out, gave her a drop of honey which she tucked into straightway :). After 10/15 mins, she made a full recovery and winged away into the blue yonder .
Tough little bu**ers these bumbles.

John Wilkinson
 

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