A very early mate

Hi Folks , I disturbed this mating pair of Bombus terrestris today , its a very early find for mating but its probably come from an over winter colony. On another note I am sorry I havent been in touch with those who have emailed me but I have been very unwell , but on the mend now. Will hopefully re find my insect obsession soon.

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8 thoughts on “A very early mate

  1. Great photograph! I have never seen bumble bees mating and I understand that photographs are very rare. I have discovered two Bombus terrestris nests at the bottom of my garden. Amelia

  2. It’s a superb picture and potentially the first evidence that winter colonies go all the way through to mating. I tweeted your report to various interested people.

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