thanks for joining the forum.
Do you mind me asking the date and location of this record?
This looks suspiciously like the rare Shrill Carder bee- Bombus sylvarum
thanks for your reply and great news. I was hoping that it was a Shrill Carder. I monitor bees and other insects at Carymoor Environmental Centre: ST617311
The dates these 2 individuals were photographed were: 25/6/13 and 16/7/13