Bombus terrestris and parasites

Bombus terrestris and parasites

Observation - Bombus terrestris and parasites. Description: When going through my photos I noticed that the bee seemed to be carrying guests. I have combined various shots in one photo. The 'mites' are not very clear but I was trying to take a pleasing picture at the time, not a micro-photo. The bee did not seem t

When going through my photos I noticed that the bee seemed to be carrying guests. I have combined various shots in one photo. The 'mites' are not very clear but I was trying to take a pleasing picture at the time, not a micro-photo. The bee did not seem to be hindered at all - it was not an easy target as it zoomed from flower to flower.