Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The bees have it

Bumblebee

Bumblebee

The bees certainly seem to like these blue flowers. I'm starting to look more closely at bees. I think the second one might be an Early-nesting Bumblebee, Bombus pratorum, and maybe the first one is another Buff-tailed Bumblebee, B. terrestris. Of course, feel free to tell me I'm wrong...

The Natural History Museum bumblebee page is very helpful for bee ID.

photos taken with Canon EOS 30D, EF 300mm f/4L IS USM