Bombus hortorum, the garden bumblebee or small garden bumblebee on Narcissus ‘Geranium’.
It is distinguished from most other bumblebees by its long tongue used for feeding on pollen in deep-flowered plants.
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The photographs are beautiful and I find it so interesting to see a bumble on your narcissus. I don’t recall ever seeing one on mine but that is bees…they keep you guessing about what they do and don’t do. Amelia
I also didn’t realise they went for narcissi and I have found one in a tulip too!
Beautiful photos. You said they don’t usually go for narcissi – I didn’t know that but I guess they will go where the food is. Going to take more notice and see if bumble bees visit mine. Next year! Daffs are all over here now.
What I meant was that I haven’t seen bees on daffs before, maybe because it’s usually colder when they flower and bees are still hibernating? It’s been a strange spring so far.
Glorious photos, Jude!
Thanks Cathy, first time I have seen a bee on the narcissi.
Delightful bee portraits Jude! The detail is stunning.
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