Tree bumblebee

tree bumble bee
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Active Months

From March to July.

Nesting Habits

Tree Bumble bees like cavities above ground level

How To Identify A Tree Bumblebee

Very identifiable bee with a black abdomen and white tail. The thorax is a ginger colour and the bee will have a black underside.


The Tree Bumble bee is not native to the UK! It was first recorded here in 2001. These bees are currently being tracked as they spread across the country. To find them look in trees, bird boxes or buildings – anywhere above ground.

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