Wordless Wednesday – Phacelia tanacetifolia and a female Tree Bumblebee

Phacelia tanacetifolia and female worker bee - is this a tree bumblebee (Bombus hypnorum) ?

Phacelia tanacetifolia and female worker bee – is this a tree bumblebee (Bombus hypnorum) ?

Thursday 12th June Postscript. I sent a copy of this picture to the Bumblebee conservation trust who identified this bee as a Tree Bumblebee and also gave me the details of BWARS – Bees, Wasps, Ants Recording Society, who are running a Tree Bumblebee Bombus hypnorum mapping project. This bee originated in France and BWARS are recording the spread throughout the UK.