Garden Bumblebee Bombus hortorum

Garden Bumblebee in flight with long tongue
Garden Bumblebee
The Garden Bumblebee can be distinguished from most other white-tailed bumblebees in the UK by the two yellow bands on its thorax, one above the wings and one below, close to the single yellow band on its upper abdomen. Queen, worker and male have similar markings. However, the uncommon Large Garden Bumblebee (Bombus ruderatus) has similar markings but is larger.
The Garden Bumblebee's main claim to fame is its extremely long tongue, allowing it to reach nectar from long, tubular flowers that shorter-tongued bumbles can't reach without biting a hole.
Garden Bumblebee worker
Garden Bumblebee worker
Garden Bumblebee worker