As well as honeybees there are around 24 species of bumblebee in the UK, but can you tell the difference?

The Latin name for bumblebees is Bombus, meaning to buzz or boom, which is most appropriate because they are frequently heard before they are seen.

By identifying different bumblebee species you can help to conserve them. Find out more with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust Bumblebee Identification Tips.