Have you Seen a Winter Bumblebee?

Bumblebee colonies die in late Summer early Autumn leaving only mated Queens to hibernate over Winter and emerge in Spring to start up new colonies – at least that’s what the books say!  Over the last few years more and more bumblebees have been seen flying around in the depths of winter.  So what’s going on????

Queen Bombus Terrestris (Buff Tailed Bumblebee) Continue reading