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Wanted : Observations about the types of flowers the Tree Bumblebee visits


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Joined 2014-07-10


I note you already have cotoneaster horizontalis on your list;  I can only add that, this spring, mine was absolutely covered with tree bumblebees, to the exclusion of other varieties. I wondered if this relative newcomer was excluding other bees from visiting this plant?


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Joined 2012-12-02


Hi, having trawled through my records for the past 3 years, here are some flowers B. hypnorum has visited that are not yet on your list;
Clematis alpine (blue and purple), rosemary, crab apple, dog rose, hebe, Cotinus coggygri, Salvia purpurea, Astrantia, Teucreum (Wall germander), pyracantha, rosebay willow herb.