Bumblebee loving heather

A feBumblebee among the Swiss Alpine heather_060415w short hours of sunshine and the bumblebees are suddenly all grown up and diving into my heather, at 1,100 metres. It dips below freezing at night; wonder where they go.

I’ve just learned from the Bumblebee Conservation Trust in Scotland that they live for several months and when they first come out after the cold weather they feed on flowers. Witness this one.


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