Easy Bumblebee ID

If you’ve managed to safely get out and about, you will probably have heard the mesmerising buzz of a bumblebee. From giant fuzzy buzzers to tiny fluffy fellows, the sunshine has brought these beautiful insects out in force!

Why not get out and have a go at spotting and identifying the bumblebees in your area? We found this quite tricky at first, but don’t worry. With the help of Curiosity Champion Andy Benson, we soon nailed the Bee ID (read more about how he switched volleyball for bees here)! You can also get involved with BBC Radio 2’s Big Bee Challenge!

Check out the Bumblebee Conservation Trust Family Learning Zone. They have ID spotter sheets and lots of age related activities.


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