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    Buff-tailed bumble bee - I think! No doubt someone on here will put me right if its not.
    Nesting in a bird box outside the Log Shed door.

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    Great shot Trev.

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    Default Re: Buff-tailed bumble bee

    excellent detail Trev

    Looks like a buff

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    Superb shot with great detail Trev
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    [QUOTE=Trev B;451931]Buff-tailed bumble bee - I think! No doubt someone on here will put me right if its not.
    Nesting in a bird box outside the Log Shed door. /QUOTE]

    Sorry Trev, but it's a Tree Bumble (Bombus hypnorum) a newcomer to the UK since the turn of the century. Well known for nesting in bird boxes with a bright ginger thorax,
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    Default Re: Buff-tailed bumble bee

    Thanks Bill, Stan, Gakry, Russell

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    Buff-tailed bumble bee - I think! No doubt someone on here will put me right if its not.
    Nesting in a bird box outside the Log Shed door. /QUOTE]

    Sorry Trev, but it's a Tree Bumble (Bombus hypnorum) a newcomer to the UK since the turn of the century. Well known for nesting in bird boxes with a bright ginger thorax,
    Thanks Russell for your ID. I did go down that road at first then decided against it.
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    Default Re: Buff-tailed bumble bee

    I should make it clear though, it's the bee that has the bright ginger thorax - not the bird box!
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