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Hi
New to the forum and bee identification but an interest and especially photography. Please can anyone ID this one (complete with might!) please? Seen in my garden in Northumberland. Thanks in advance

Brian

     

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Hi Brian,

Welcome to the Forum.

Your mystery bee looks like a queen Buff Tailed bumblebee, aka Bombus terrestris.

When was the photo taken ?

You see these queens on the wing in Spring, then again when this year’s colonies rear “reproductives” - which might be from now onwards if the colony got set up early.

I hope this helps.  Good luck with the photography !

Yours,      Clive

     
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Hi Clive
Thanks for the welcome and the identification of my photo.It was taken on 10th June.
Regards
Brian