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Welcome Bumble

I have over the past few years built underground nest sites for Bumble bees .I have used old bits of vacum cleaner hose for the down sloping entrance,and have noticed activity by Queens in the spring.They like old abandoned mouse nests,so i put chewed stuff from the out-buildings for a nest linning.

I think this is a carder Bee, possibly Bombus pascuorum.

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Taken on October 1, 2012