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Hi all, I would appreciate it if anyone could tell me what kind of bee this is? I’ve taken a keen interest in these insects as I enjoy watching them in my back garden. This photo was taken in Redcar, Cleveland https://www.dropbox.com/s/9y0e836ys9z9jdo/037.JPG  Thanks for reading, Darren grin

     
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Looks like a Tree Bumblebee (Bombus hypnorum) to me - I believe it’s the only British one with the chestnut-coloured thorax and black/white abdomen.

     
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Thanks for your reply, been looking them up on here http://www.opalexplorenature.org/TreeBumblebee