Bumble bee

Observation - Bumble bee - UK and Ireland. Description: This largish (approx 1.7cm long) bumble bee was a dense black all over except for a deep muted orange relatively narrow srirpe two-thirds down its abdomen, making a good dividing line between main body and tail. It had disappeared before I could get my c

This largish (approx 1.7cm long) bumble bee was a dense black all over except for a deep muted orange relatively narrow srirpe two-thirds down its abdomen, making a good dividing line between main body and tail. It had disappeared before I could get my camera out. It had a loud buzz, I heard it for about 30 mtr as it flew away.