Common Carder Bumblebee Bombus pascuorum

Common Carder Bumblebee worker
Common Carder Bumblebee male
The Common Carder Bumblebee has golden or ginger hair over both the thorax and the abdomen.
The worker (above left) and the queen (similar but larger) have bald faces while the male (above right) has golden or ginger hair on his face also.
Common Carder Bumblebee orange Some are bright, marmalade orange, particularly early in the season before the sun fades them.
Common Carder Bumblebee tongue The tongue is longer than the head - this one is enjoying a wet lid from a honey jar.
Common Carder Bumblebee
Carder Bumblebee
Carder Bumblebee
They are hard-working bees on all sorts of flowers from early morning to late evening.
Carder Bumblebee orange Another orange back
Carder Bumblebee female A female with bald face
Carder Bumblebee male A male with a tuft of hair on the face (and not working)
Carder Bumblebee tongue on honey jar lid
Carder Bumblebee on honey jar lid
Carder Bumblebee tongue
More of the tongue and the honey jar lid
Carder Bumblebee dark back On scabious with dark back -- possibly worn away
Carder Bumblebee with bug on nettle On nettle with bug
Carder Bumblebee The usual covered gold back
Carder Bumblebee dark back and full pollen baskets
With full pollen baskets and another with dark back
Ginger Carder Bumblebee with dark back
Ginger Carder Bumblebee with dark back
With bright ginger thorax, black hairy bar on back and light belly -- I suppose this bee in NW London is a Carder (male).
Red Carder Bumblebee with dark hairs on back
Carder Bumblebee with dark hairs on back
Carder Bumblebee dark back and full pollen baskets
Females (workers) also have dark hairs on their back and a light belly