Bumblebees Love Chives

….and anything purple or blue in colour it seems.  In our garden anyway.  Recent research (found on the BBC website, 2010) is that they prefer red or stripy flowers or any flowers that include a ‘landing platform’ like foxgloves have.  The bumblebees have ignored everything else here except for the Chive flowers, which they are swarming over. I think we have white-tailed bumblebees, early bumblebees and possibly a forest cuckoo bumblebee.

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