So lucky to see a newly emerged early bumble Queen yesterday feeding on my scabious flowers. Within seconds a tiny male was attached! Queen continued to feed flying with great difficulty from one flower to the next, sometimes falling to floor before struggling back into flight with her passenger!
t regular intervals the Queen would try to dislodge her mate but to no avail. Once the mating was complete the male stayed on the scabious flowers and replenished his energy and the Queen went on her way safely. It was amazing to watch, what a treat.