White-tailed Bumblebee- As with other Bumblebees, only the new potential Queens overwinter, all the others- males, workers and old queens- dying in autumn. This common Bee can be seen feeding from early spring to autumn, in gardens, like these in ours a few days ago, on farmland, heaths and hedgerows. With two yellow bands on its body, in spring the white tail-tip is bright white, though it can fade over time, at which point it can be harder to identify it, as it could be confused with the Buff-tailed Bumblebees. I think you can see from some of these photo’s why scientists marvel that Bumblebees can fly at all, with their large bodies and small wings. Conditions: Cloudy and chilly, with drizzle turning into rain. Temperature: Max 8-Min 6c.