Really strange thing happened today, did my bee walk and found a pair of mating B. pratorum on a leaf. Then when I went home, a short time later I was fortunate enough to film, guess what.. a pair of B.pratorum on my lawn!! I rescued a nest from destruction last month and housed it in my garden nest box. I wondered if they were from that. The recent poor weather saw them all huddled up together under a warm kapok blanket over the past few days and today earlier, the weather was sunny and warm. Freedom they shouted and darted out!!
Video here… http://bit.ly/Kl5EZ0
cheers George Pilkington
Hi George, fantastic video of the gorgeous early bumble’s. Love the male’s little moustache!!
Well spotted, thanks for sharing it with us bee lovers.
Thanks Alibumble. I get great pleasure in sharing knowledge and videos!
Cheers George Pilkington
Wonderful video, George. Thanks for letting us all see this.
Am I alone in wondering why they don’t just stay in one place? Rambling and mating are a strange combination.