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.
Bring a little nature style to your conservatory, study or dining room - or even the office – with these high-quality square board coasters. High gloss polymer coating on sturdy hardboard, these cope easily with spillages – simply wipe clean.
Available singly or a selection of our mix & match British Nature images to suit your taste. Not suitable for dishwashers, wipe clean with a soft, damp cloth.
Dimensions: 9x9cm, depth 2mm. Weight: 27g.
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Practical and attractive British Nature Gifts to celebrate & promote the wealth of flora & fauna in our Isles. Whether dining art & surface savers, bags, bookmark cards or more, we have a range of bespoke, stylish gifts for the discerning nature lover. UK nature gifts for the home or individual.
From our Black Mountains gardens to your home…