Tagged: Bumblebee

What Should You Do if You Find a Swarm of Bees?

Across the UK recently people have started noticing swarms of honey bees as they descend on high streets and parked cars. Last week a swarm settled on a parked car in Marlborough and...

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Fair to Nature – The Brands Saving Our Wildlife

The decline of habitat for wildlife is a well known fact, but did you know that 97% of the UK’s wildflower meadows have disappeared? As well as 200,000 miles of hedgerows, natural homes...

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Moss Carder Bee

This week’s piece will be my last for 2014, but fear not, there’ll be more pollinator and plant related activity after the New Year. Last week I wrote about the Common Carder Bee...

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Red-tailed Bumblebee

A short piece this week as it’s on a rather distinctive species in Ireland called the Red-Tailed Bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius).   The red-tailed bumblebee is a beautiful species which appears to be more...

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The Heath Bumblebee

Continuing with bumblebee identification, this week I’ll be writing about the Heath Bumblebee (Bombus jonellus). As the name suggest this bumblebee can be found around upland areas of bog and heath but it...

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