Red-tailed bumble bee infested with mites.
It is the mites that I would like ID for!?
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Chris Brooks - www.dragonfly-images.co.uk
My Flickr site - www.flickr.com/photos/ceb1298
Thank you for that info 'chris' and the link.
How fascinating! Glad the bee wasn't dying. She seemed very dozy - must obviously have been just emerging, but it was a very cold, sunny day!
Lat/Lng: 50.8259, -2.0452
OS grid ref: ST969029
Location details closest found.
The bee was on Badbury Rings, just outside Wimborne, Dorset.