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Bumble Bee Collection

In the enchanting city of Vienna, a bumblebee gracefully hovers over lavender blossoms, delicately collecting nectar

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: A bumblebee collects nectar from lavender blossoms in Vienna

A bumblebee collects nectar from lavender blossoms in Vienna, Austria June 17, 2018. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: Garden bumblebee (Bombus hortorum) queen nectaring on Comfrey (Symphytum Hidcote

Garden bumblebee (Bombus hortorum) queen nectaring on Comfrey (Symphytum Hidcote Pink ) flowers. In garden, Surrey, England, UK. March

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: Bumble bee collecting pollen

Bumble bee collecting pollen
Bumble bee (Bombus sp.) collecting pollen fom a flower. Bumble bees are important pollinators

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: Early Bumblebee (Bombus pratorum) adult male, feeding on helenium flower, Essex, England, july

Early Bumblebee (Bombus pratorum) adult male, feeding on helenium flower, Essex, England, july

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: Garden bumblebee (Bombus hortorum) taking off from Knapweed, England, UK, August

Garden bumblebee (Bombus hortorum) taking off from Knapweed, England, UK, August

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: Garden bumblebee (Bombus hortorum), flying to Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea), flower

Garden bumblebee (Bombus hortorum), flying to Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea), flower, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. June

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: Field cuckoo bumblebee (Bombus campestris) feeding on Goldenrod (Solidago). Monmouthshire

Field cuckoo bumblebee (Bombus campestris) feeding on Goldenrod (Solidago). Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. September

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: Buff-tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) flying to Oriental poppy (Papaver orientale)

Buff-tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) flying to Oriental poppy (Papaver orientale) Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. July

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: A bumblebee flies beyond lavender blossoms in Vienna

A bumblebee flies beyond lavender blossoms in Vienna, Austria June 17, 2018. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: Pollination: a bee foraging flowers of ash heather (ethamine in C), 1885 (engraving)

Pollination: a bee foraging flowers of ash heather (ethamine in C), 1885 (engraving)
JAB4119924 Pollination: a bee foraging flowers of ash heather (ethamine in C), 1885 (engraving) by Demarle, Alphonse (1826-1896); (add.info.: Pollination by a bee of ash heather)

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: Representation of the Bee, Valley of the Kings, Luxor

Representation of the Bee, Valley of the Kings, Luxor
8588254 Representation of the Bee, Valley of the Kings, Luxor by Egyptian; Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Luxor, city on the Nile of ancient Thebes)

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: The bee symbol of the Pharaoh (relief)

The bee symbol of the Pharaoh (relief)
8586142 The bee symbol of the Pharaoh (relief) by Egyptian; Karnak, Luxor, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Luxor, city on the Nile of ancient Thebes)

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: Hieroglyps, Pharaoh's Bee and the Horus Falcon, Horus Temple, Edfu

Hieroglyps, Pharaoh's Bee and the Horus Falcon, Horus Temple, Edfu
8587250 Hieroglyps, Pharaoh's Bee and the Horus Falcon, Horus Temple, Edfu by Egyptian; Temple of Horus, Edfu, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt)

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: Buff-tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) queen about to land at her nest burrow in a

Buff-tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) queen about to land at her nest burrow in a garden lawn with loaded pollen sacs to provision grubs that will become future workers for her colony, Wiltshire

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: Garden bumblebee (Bombus hortorum), on Purple toadflax (Linaria purpurea), Monmouthshire

Garden bumblebee (Bombus hortorum), on Purple toadflax (Linaria purpurea), Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. June

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: Chilean bellflower (Crinodendron hookerianum) releasing pollen via sonication which

Chilean bellflower (Crinodendron hookerianum) releasing pollen via sonication which replicates buzz pollination. Native to Chile. Controlled conditions

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: Great yellow bumblebee (Bombus distinguendus) nectaring on Kidney vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria)

Great yellow bumblebee (Bombus distinguendus) nectaring on Kidney vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria). RSPB Balranald Nature Reserve, North Uist; Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK. July

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: Early bumblebee (Bombus pratorum), in flight, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. May

Early bumblebee (Bombus pratorum), in flight, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. May

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: Brown banded carder bee (Bombus humilis) pollinating Rosebay Willowherb (Chamerion

Brown banded carder bee (Bombus humilis) pollinating Rosebay Willowherb (Chamerion angustifolium) Monmouthshire, Wales, UK, September

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: Bumblebee, (Bombus spp), in flight near rosebay willowherb flower, Scotland, UK, August

Bumblebee, (Bombus spp), in flight near rosebay willowherb flower, Scotland, UK, August

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: Garden bumblebee (Bombus hortorum) flying to Hedge woundwort (Stachys sylvatica) Monmouthshire

Garden bumblebee (Bombus hortorum) flying to Hedge woundwort (Stachys sylvatica) Monmouthshire, Wales, UK, July

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: Bumble bee searching pollen nectar. Blue pincushion

Bumble bee searching pollen nectar. Blue pincushion

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: Tree bumblebee (Bombus hypnorum) feeding from Chive (Allium schoenoprasum), Monmouthshire

Tree bumblebee (Bombus hypnorum) feeding from Chive (Allium schoenoprasum), Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. June

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: Red-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius) taking off from Cornflower (Centaurea cyanea)

Red-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius) taking off from Cornflower (Centaurea cyanea) in Bishops Meadow, Farnham. Surrey, England, UK, July 2014. Digital composite

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: Early bumblebee (Bombus pratorum), visiting flax flowers, (Linum usitatissimum)

Early bumblebee (Bombus pratorum), visiting flax flowers, (Linum usitatissimum), Monmouthshire Wales, UK, May

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: Buff tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) flying to Clover (Trifolium sp. ), Monmouthshire

Buff tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) flying to Clover (Trifolium sp. ), Monmouthshire
Buff tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) flying to Clover (Trifolium sp.), Monmouthshire, Wales, UK, June

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: Red tailed bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius), visiting Clover (Trifolium) flower, Monmouthshire

Red tailed bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius), visiting Clover (Trifolium) flower, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. June

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: Buff-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) worker feeding on Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

Buff-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) worker feeding on Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare). Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. July

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3671295

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: The triumph of divine providence, detail, 1632-39 (ceiling fresco)

The triumph of divine providence, detail, 1632-39 (ceiling fresco)
7062911 The triumph of divine providence, detail, 1632-39 (ceiling fresco) by Cortona, Pietro da (Berrettini) (1596-1669); Palazzo Corsini, Gallerie Nazionali Barberini Corsini, Rome

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: The triumph of divine providence, detail, 17th century (painting)

The triumph of divine providence, detail, 17th century (painting)
7129420 The triumph of divine providence, detail, 17th century (painting) by Cortona, Pietro da (Berrettini) (1596-1669); Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: Pollination: a bee foraging flowers of ash heather (ethamine in C), 1881 (engraving)

Pollination: a bee foraging flowers of ash heather (ethamine in C), 1881 (engraving)
ELD4950780 Pollination: a bee foraging flowers of ash heather (ethamine in C), 1881 (engraving) by Demarle, A. (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Pollination)

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: B: B for the Bees, that fly out here and there, and bring to the hives the sweet honey with care

B: B for the Bees, that fly out here and there, and bring to the hives the sweet honey with care. 1870 (illustration)
7309594 B: B for the Bees, that fly out here and there, and bring to the hives the sweet honey with care.1870 (illustration) by Howard, J. (active c)

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: Plate 5 from Insectes, pub. 1930s (pochoir print)

Plate 5 from Insectes, pub. 1930s (pochoir print)
3328031 Plate 5 from Insectes, pub. 1930s (pochoir print) by Seguy, Emile-Allain (1877-1951); Private Collection; (add.info.: 1. Scolia procer. Asie Tropicale; 2. Eulema dimidiata. Bresil; 3)

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: Early bumblebee (Bombus pratorum) nectaring on Scarlet avens flower (Geum coccineum borisii)

Early bumblebee (Bombus pratorum) nectaring on Scarlet avens flower (Geum coccineum borisii), Wiltshire garden, UK. June

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: Buff-tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) visiting flower of Dittany (Dictamnus albus), Umbria

Buff-tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) visiting flower of Dittany (Dictamnus albus), Umbria, Italy. May

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: Bumble Bee, feeding on Cone Flower, in Garden, Hessen, Germany

Bumble Bee, feeding on Cone Flower, in Garden, Hessen, Germany Date: 20-Sep-19

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: Buff-tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) on flower petal, Vendee, France, August

Buff-tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) on flower petal, Vendee, France, August

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: Bumblebee (probably Bombus terrestris) visiting flowers of Sainfoin

Bumblebee (probably Bombus terrestris) visiting flowers of Sainfoin (Onobrychis viciifolia) in a restored wildflower meadow, near Bristol, UK, June

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: The Common Vapourer, (watercolour with pen and black ink over pencil)

The Common Vapourer, (watercolour with pen and black ink over pencil)
989783 The Common Vapourer, (watercolour with pen and black ink over pencil) by Carse, Andreas Duncan (1876-1938); 27x21.4 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The Common Vapourer. A)

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: Various insects, plate IV from Diarium Zoologicum

Various insects, plate IV from Diarium Zoologicum
BLT205786 Various insects, plate IV from Diarium Zoologicum, 1787 (pen & ink and w/c on paper) by Cuvier, Georges (1769-1832); Bibliotheque de l Institut de France, Paris

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: A basket of flowers with fruit, 1805 (oil on canvas)

A basket of flowers with fruit, 1805 (oil on canvas)
5938243 A basket of flowers with fruit, 1805 (oil on canvas) by Drechsler, Johann Baptist (1756-1811); 71.5x55.5 cm; Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, UK; eFitzwilliam Museum; Austrian

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: Triumph of Divine Providence (fresco)

Triumph of Divine Providence (fresco)
LEE247326 Triumph of Divine Providence (fresco) by Cortona, Pietro da (Berrettini) (1596-1669); Palazzo Barberini, Gallerie Nazionali Barberini Corsini, Rome

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: Curtis British Entomology Plate 564

Curtis British Entomology Plate 564
Hymenoptera: *Bombus ericetorum (Heath Humble-bee, Bumble-bee), cf. male Bombus subterraneus (seemingly not the Mainland-European B. hypnorum ssp. ericetorum)

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: Curtis British Entomology Plate 468

Curtis British Entomology Plate 468
Hymenoptera: Psithyrus rupestris (Black-winged Bumble-bee) [Plant: Digitalis purpurea (Purple Foxglove)] Date: 1824-39

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: The Busy Bees and their cousins (colour litho)

The Busy Bees and their cousins (colour litho)
IL314869 The Busy Bees and their cousins (colour litho) by Scrivener, Maud (fl.1920); Private Collection; British, out of copyright

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: Flowers in a Vase on a Marble Ledge with a Red Admiral, a Bumble Bee

Flowers in a Vase on a Marble Ledge with a Red Admiral, a Bumble Bee
827958 Flowers in a Vase on a Marble Ledge with a Red Admiral, a Bumble Bee, Two Beetles and a Dragonfly, 1807 (oil on panel) by Malaine

Background imageBumble Bee Collection: Insects (oil on copper)

Insects (oil on copper)
FIT55424 Insects (oil on copper) by Kessel, Jan van, the Elder (1626-79); 8.9x12.7 cm; Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, UK; (add.info.: stolen; ); eFitzwilliam Museum; Flemish



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In the enchanting city of Vienna, a bumblebee gracefully hovers over lavender blossoms, delicately collecting nectar. Its vibrant yellow and black stripes contrast beautifully against the purple petals, creating a picturesque scene. Meanwhile, in an English garden, a majestic Garden bumblebee queen indulges in the sweet nectar of Comfrey flowers. Her regal presence is captivating as she elegantly feeds on this symphony of nature's colors. On another sunny day in Essex, England, an Early Bumblebee male finds solace on a helenium flower. With its fuzzy body and diligent buzzing wings, it diligently collects pollen to sustain its colony back home. In yet another corner of England's countryside lies Knapweed - here we witness a Garden bumblebee taking off from its vibrant blooms with grace and purpose. Venturing further into Monmouthshire, we encounter the Field cuckoo bumblebee feasting upon Goldenrod flowers. This clever species relies on other bees' nests for survival but plays an essential role in pollination nonetheless. As summer unfolds across the United Kingdom, a Buff-tailed bumblebee gracefully flies towards Oriental poppies; their vivid red hues beckoning her to partake in their abundant offerings. Back to Vienna once more - our busy little friend buzzes beyond lavender blossoms as if dancing through the air with pure joy and freedom. The sight is reminiscent of grand frescoes adorning ceilings throughout history; one can almost imagine this tiny creature being immortalized alongside divine providence itself.