Bumblebees are now out and about

11 Mar

The weather this weekend has been superb. Warm days have encouraged all sorts of insects to come out of hibernation especially (at least in my garden) Ladybirds. They are very active although probably not finding too much to eat as yet. I hope too many don’t starve but it may mean we don’t have too many aphids to deal with later in the year.

Bumblebees were out and about in Grove Wood – these are the first I have seen this year but I have been out of the country most of the last two weeks.

There are some 250 species of bees in the UK of which some 24 are bumblebees of which 2 have become extinct in the past 70 years and others are under pressure.

If you want to find out which ones are in your garden, or you have seen out and about have a look at this guide from The Bumble Bee Conservation Trust at: http://www.bumblebeeconservation.org.uk/bumblebees_id.htm

If you do come across anything interesting please do share it in a comment. Thank you.

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One Response to “Bumblebees are now out and about”

  1. Irene J March 13, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    Think we’ve spotted a Redpoll feeding in the garden on the niger seeds – has anyone else spotted one recently?

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