I’ve got some foxgloves in my garden, and I’ve been enjoying taking photos of bumble bees flying in and out of their trumpets. When I looked at this one on the computer, I noticed that it had some sort of mite either on it or attached to it.
I’ve since looked it up on the internet and found some photos with poor bees completely infested with them.
I hope it’s just hitching a ride rather than being a parasite sucking the poor bee’s blood.
It looks really big compared with the size of the bee doesn’t it?