Common Carder Bee. If you are bamboozled by Bumblebees, here is a very common one, easy to identify and flying now and through into the late autumn in gardens, parks and the wild. Carder bees are our only Bees with a
ginger thorax and they are loving our Pulmonaria and Wallflowers right now. They aren’t very big and they get their name from their habit of combing (carding) material to cover their larvae. Conditions: still this unseasonally hot, sunny weather spell. Temperature: Max 23 Min 12c.