Early bumblebee

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Active Months

From March to June.

Nesting Habits

Cavities and Old Burrows.

How To Identify An Early Bumblebee

Yellow and black bands, with an orange tail. Smaller in size, the males have yellow facial hair.


This is the UK’s smallest bumblebee, they are very common in gardens and areas where there are trees and bushes. The early bumblebee is a key pollinator of summer fruits like raspberries, and who doesn’t like a raspberry!

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