Bombus sp

Bombus sp

Observation - Bombus sp - UK and Ireland. Description: Red/Orange tail, and one yellow band on head. Looks like it is carrying lots of pollen! Seems to be quite small compared to the other bees around at the moment. I looked here, http://www.nhm.ac.uk/research-curation/research/projects/bombus/_key_col

Red/Orange tail, and one yellow band on head. Looks like it is carrying lots of pollen!

Seems to be quite small compared to the other bees around at the moment.

I looked here, http://www.nhm.ac.uk/research-curation/research/projects/bombus/_key_colour_british/ck_widespread.html

and I think it might be B.lapidarious, but, the picas are not great.... so not sure