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The first bumble bee of spring tra la! 

Went out for a walk in what was forecast as a bit of a rainy day. Turned out warm and sunny. Heard the first lapwing, the first woodpecker drumming and saw the first queen bumble bee.


Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.


  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,353

    Snap! Saw a buff tailed bumble bee collecting pollen from my dwarf Irises.

    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • FruitcakeFruitcake Posts: 810

    I had a queen bee in the garden this morning, and a ladybird too! 

  • ...and I found the first vine weevil grubs! grrrrimage

  • YviestevieYviestevie Posts: 7,063

    Queen bee flew past the window this morning.  Have seen some vine weevils when digging around in the garden over the last week or so, none in my pots though luckily.  Also saw a butterfly this morning but couldn't catch which type before it disappeared.  All that and I haven't been outside yet.

    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • Haven't seen any yet, but yes, lovely to see them around.

     A couple spotted last year:



  • Oh no Yvei what a numptyimage I thought vine weevil only inhabited pots?? So the evil critters will invade the garden tooimage

    Had a bumble nestling in towel on the washing line, must have been drawn by the Spring Fresh smell of the softener.

    Meant to be sunny todayimage it possibly is above the clouds

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Lovely bee picture David.

    There is something about bumble bees that makes me want to stroke them, I also feel that way about tigers image thankfully not seen many tigers in the garden. 

  • image

     Gotta love the bees

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