Bombus hypnorum

7th June 2010, Monday

Bumblebee numbers seem to be building up quickly at the moment.  Today in our Northiam garden we had this Bombus hypnorum worker busily visiting the raspberry flowers.

This is only the second time I have seen this species in our garden.  It only colonised the UK in 2001 and is spreading rapidly.

For the most up-to-date distribution map of this species, plus news of it’s arrival in Iceland click here