Bumblebees to be found in and around Torphins Wood, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Torphins is a village in upper Deeside, Aberdeenshire Scotland. There is nothing particularly special about the wood, it is a mixed species coniferous/deciduous wood, so things found there can probably be found in many other Scottish, British or even European woods. For more information on Torphins itself and the human population there go to Torphins.org.
Bombus terrestris, Buff-tailed bumblebee.
Seen in spring, summer and early autumn, this is often the first bumblebee to emerge from hibernation.
Lengths, queen 20-22, worker 11-17, male 14-16 mm.
Found in gardens, fields and woodland edges. Nests underground.