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Tiree's Great Yellow Bumblebee Project

Exciting news: a great yellow bumblebee nest has been discovered on Tiree. They are notoriously hard to find and this is only the 5th GYBB nest to have ever been recorded here. So we thought we'd try recording activity by setting up a motion sensitive wildlife trail-cam, something that has not been tried before with this species. And it worked! Thanks to Steph for lending us the Ranger Service camera, and to Andy Robinson for finding the nest in the first place.
Photographing the comings and goings of great yellow bumblebees at the nest with a trail-cam. Possibly a first for science!
The GYBB and Hebridean Flower Power projects ran a stall at the Tiree Agricultural Show on the 20th of July. There was lots of discussion about bumblebees and wildflowers, offers of help with the projects, and activities for children. Over 60 people entered the 'guess the number of knitted bumblebees in the jar' competition, which was won by a young visitor who correctly guessed 25, and won a large knitted queen GYBB. Everyone received a 'Bee Heroes' sticker. Several children also drew some lovely pictures of flowers and bumblebees, which were displayed above the stall on the day. Many thanks to all who participated.
Now a bit of fun. I hope that the following animation works (and that it doesn't give you motion sickness). Any ideas for a musical accompaniment?
GYBB dance by Andy Robinson.
Thank you for your interest and support.
Best wishes
Janet
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