Observations in the Species: Bombus (Pyrobombus) hypnorum

Common Name: Tree Bumblebee

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Tree Bumblebee.

Tree Bumblebee
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Location: Frost Folly Car Park, Warfield.
Observed: 24th May 2017
Added: 24th May 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Buff tailed bumble bee???

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Location: Nottingham
Observed: 24th May 2017
Added: 24th May 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

I found this bumble bee dying on the ground below a bees nest in our house roof. It has a distinct ginger thorax and a buff tail but no yellow bands. what is it?

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2 bee or not 2 Bee

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By: Douglas_Bader
Location: RAF Coltishall - Douglas Bader School
Observed: 22nd May 2017
Added: 22nd May 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
Description:

Mystery Bee has moved into the bird box in our school garden. As nice as it is having them to pollinate our strawberries they are in a dangerous location and will become targets for stray footballs or wandering children. Can somebody help identify our bees so we can contact the relevant people to safely re-home them.

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Bee

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Location: Windmill Hill
Observed: 19th May 2017
Added: 19th May 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Tree Bumblebee Bombus (Pyrobombus) hypnorum

Tree Bumblebee
By: JennealJenneal’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Birmingham
Observed: 10th May 2017
Added: 17th May 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Seen on a Coneaster in a back garden

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Tree Bumblebee

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Location: James College Block J, Heslington
Observed: 14th May 2017
Added: 14th May 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

On Greater Celandine

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Tree Bumblebee

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Location: Redhill, Surrey
Observed: 8th May 2017
Added: 10th May 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
Description:

Found in a torpid state on a path and revived with a dilute honey mix.

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Bumblebee

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By: ChewChew’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Cotswold garden
Observed: 1st May 2017
Added: 10th May 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Body length is approximately 1 -1.5 cm. Thorax is a rich orange colour while the abdomen is black with a white tail.

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Tree bumblebee

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By: forestgardeningforestgardening’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Salisbury
Observed: 6th May 2017
Added: 6th May 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Tree bumblebee feeding on raspberry flowers

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Bumblebee on a blueberry plant

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Location: Our garden
Observed: 9th April 2017
Added: 24th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Bee

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Location: Rerouted Road
Observed: 19th April 2017
Added: 21st April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Tree bumblebee

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By: KalisaKalisa’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: 9 Gadsby rise nether Heage
Observed: 26th March 2017
Added: 14th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Brown body with white at the bottom,
Apparently first siting of it in this part of UK.

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Bedroom bee

Bombus hypnorum?
By: laura_keenanlaura_keenan’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Holywood, Dumfries
Observed: 28th March 2017
Added: 30th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

Largeish Bumble bee, thorax covered in gingery brown hair, tail tip white. Found in house, exhausted, fed it and let it go.

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Tree Bumblebee

Tree Bumblebee
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Location: Sale Garden
Observed: 24th March 2017
Added: 29th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:0
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Bee

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By: Amanda Spedding
Location: KEIGHLEY
Observed: 21st March 2017
Added: 21st March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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ID NEEDED PLEASE

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By: andyann1
Location: need bee ID
Observed: 12th March 2017
Added: 12th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Tree Bumble Bee

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Location: Lakeside Country Park, Eastleigh, Hants
Observed: 9th March 2017
Added: 12th March 2017
Likely ID: tree bumblebee
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
Description:

about 2cm long . seemed to be searching through twigs and leaf litter

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Bee sp.

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By: TSimonTSimon’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Smallcombe Farm, South Brent, Devon
Observed: 9th March 2017
Added: 10th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Bee, presumed bumble bee, orange back with black body.

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Fourth one so far

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Location: Chesham
Observed: 8th March 2017
Added: 9th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:2
Description:

Saw the first yesterday and three today

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Tree bumblebee?

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Location: Thorpe St.Andrew, Norwich
Observed: 20th February 2017
Added: 20th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:3
Description:

Not too sure if this is a tree bumblebee, it does had a whitish tip to the tail.

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Bombus hortorum/ruderatus

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By: Wizmiki
Observed: 9th June 2016
Added: 1st February 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:4
Description:

A poor image as this insect was constantly actively flying, obvious white tail. Although a rubbish image, I hope it conveys the distinctive shape. Seen over several days it instantly stood out in a garden with regular visits from other bee species.

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Bumblebee

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Location: Estover, Plymouth
Observed: 3rd October 2016
Added: 5th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Bee (2 pics)

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Location: Pinkneys Green, Maidenhead
Observed: 9th September 2016
Added: 10th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Tree Bumblebee, Tunstall Hills, Sunderland

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Location: Tunstall Hills, Sunderland
Observed: 20th August 2016
Added: 21st August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
Description:

Distinctive coloured bumblebee observed resting on bramble leaves, close to woodland copse at the base of Grassy Hill. This individual was very lethargic and allowed us a few close-up shots; from these we note a small number of commensal mites evident around thorax area (Photo 2). Note ginger thorax, black abdomen and white tail; I understand that this is a unique colour combination amongst UK bumblebees.

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Confirmed: Tree Bumblebee

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By: Warbl3r
Location: WWT Slimbridge, Gloucestershire
Observed: 17th July 2016
Added: 7th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:2
Description:

Seek confirmation of common carder bee. Seen at WWT Slimbridge.

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Tree Bumble Bee

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Location: Brockley Cemetery, Lewisham
Observed: 27th July 2016
Added: 3rd August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Feeding on ragwort

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Tree Bumblebee Nest with Bee Moth Nest and larvae

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Location: Hammondstreet Rd, West Cheshunt, Herts
Observed: 29th July 2016
Added: 1st August 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:7
Description:

My neighbour called me round to show me a Bumblee nest that he had been watching that had been built in his Camera Bird Box. The bees had flown so he had removed the nest.
Photo 1 is the Bumblebee nest removed from the bottom of the box with evidence of dead bees.
Photo 2 is a nest taken from the top of the box from which emerged yellow larvae that apparently were eaten by the Bumblebees. One still visible bottom right of pic.
Photo 3 is one of the larva that emerged from a tube in the nest as I photographed it - Bright yellow with a brown head and a row of black circles along each side.

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Clipped-wing Bumblebee

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Location: Leen Meadow, Papplewick, Notts
Observed: 12th July 2016
Added: 13th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Tree bumblebee

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Location: Gilmore Place
Observed: 8th July 2016
Added: 8th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Bumblebee I've never seen before

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Location: River Clyde at Rosebank, South Lanarkshire
Observed: 7th July 2016
Added: 7th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:2
Description:

Orange/brown, black and white bumblebee feeding on wild flowers (meadow cranesbill?)

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Species with which Tree Bumblebee (Bombus (Pyrobombus) hypnorum) interacts