Buff-tailed Bumblebees on Teasel flower head. The teasel flower head was a wonderfully sculptural backdrop for these small bees industriously harvesting the pollen. They only have short tongues, so prefer open, daisy like flowers. However, they are known as ‘nectar robbers’: if they come across a flower that is too deep for their tongue, they bite a hole at its base and suck out the nectar.
The queen has a buff tail, whereas workers & males have a white tail, with a thin buff line above. While other bees may hibernate October to May, the Buff tailed bumblebees can be active over winter! You can support them by planting winter-flowering plant species, such as Aconite, Mahonia & more.
Square single place mat from our 'mix & match' dining art range. Dimensions - 230x230mm. Weight - 178g. Coasters available separately, cutlery not included.
Stylish & head-wearing board tableware, with a high-gloss polymer surface. Produced at 200oC, they handle heat or spillages well and make a colourful addition to your dining room or kitchen.
Not suitable for dishwashers; wipe clean with a soft, damp cloth.
Attractive and practical UK Nature Gifts to celebrate & promote British nature, flora & fauna. Whether dining art & surface savers, bags, bookmark cards or more, we have a range of bespoke, stylish gifts for the discerning nature lover.
British nature gifts for the home or individual. From my Black Mountains gardens to your home, take a little gift of nature home with you!