Forum home Wildlife gardening

Bee ID

Right, this looks like a bumble bee but it's twice the size of the bumble bees visiting my raspberries. It perched on my sunny bee box this morning to warm up. Is it a queen? 

image

 

image

 

Posts

  • tom9760tom9760 Posts: 44

    most certainly a queen

  • ecokidecokid Posts: 138

    Thought so - thanks Tom. I didn't realise queens leave the hive in the mornings to warm up, but it does make sense. I suspect they've decided to nest in the undergrowth near my camellias as I often see workers heading that way.

     

     

Sign In or Register to comment.