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Old Sunday 10th May 2020, 16:56   #1
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Bombus hortorum?

This bee was on a bush in our garden. I don't know what the bush is but the flowers are rather foxglove like.
I am tentatively IDing it (the bee) as B hortorum. Any views?
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Old Sunday 10th May 2020, 18:41   #2
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I would agree. Though you say the shrub is Foxglove-like, this species is one of the few bumblebees that can access Foxgloves, so if this shrub has similar shaped flowers may well hold true for that too.
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Old Tuesday 12th May 2020, 06:53   #3
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I would agree. Though you say the shrub is Foxglove-like, this species is one of the few bumblebees that can access Foxgloves, so if this shrub has similar shaped flowers may well hold true for that too.
Also agree with B. hortorum
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The bush is apparently a Wiegela, which I had never heard of. Identified elsewhere on Birdforum!
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The bush is apparently a Wiegala, which I had never heard of. Identified elsewhere on Birdforum!
Weigela... super common garden plant, at least in London. Mostly crosses between W. florida and other species
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Weigela... super common garden plant, at least in London. Mostly crosses between W. florida and other species
It looks good and it seems to be hardy, and the bees love it!
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