At least three distinct species of bumblebees buzz the red dead nettles that thrive throughout the Villa Ndio garden. The white-tailed bumblebee – Bombus lucorum — and the all-orange Bombus pascuorum are frequent visitors. Among the white-tailed bumblebee we have seen both yellow banded and orange banded varieties. And among the all-orange bumblebee, some have dark brown bands.
Click on any image below to enlarge it or to start a slide show; scroll down to start “The flight of the bumblebee” with Itzhak Perlman on violin.