Common carder bee

Bombus pascuorum

The common carder bee is a common ginger bumblebee that can be found in lots of different environments, including gardens, in spring, summer and even into autumn.

As a matter of fact, it is the only ginger bumblebee that is common.

The queens, workers and males of this species look very alike.

This species falls into the category of long-tongued bumblebees, which means that it can forage on a range of flowers with different corolla lengths.

Look out for them all over the Botanic Garden.

  • Apothecary’s Garden

    A beautiful and fascinating garden of healing herbs

  • Bee Garden

    Home to approximately half a million honey bees, our Bee Garden is a abuzz with activity. Get up close to our bees and hives behind large viewing windows.