I was doing an oil change on my car and noticed this insect when I came up to drop some oil down the top of the engine. I have not seen anything like this and I am very curious of what kine of insect this is. My brother was able to have the insect climb onto a pencil to get out of my engine compartment and into the garden.
Sorry but I cannot make out what it is from your pics. However, there are other insects around that mimic bumbles eg: hoverflies: Volucella & Merodon. Perhaps someone else can help you with this.