There are 24 species of Bumblebees in Britain but only eight are both widespread and abundant. Most common is the buff-tailed bumblebee, one of the biggest, with 2 golden yellow stripes and a brownish tail. Bumblebees are vital pollinators of crops and wildflowers, being particularly effective with tomatoes as their buzzing frequency releases large pollen loads.

Did you know: Bumblebees visit flowers as far as 2km away to feed on the nectar and gather pollen.