This fascinating Bumblebee is seen collecting nectar and pollen from a Black Knapweed.
This wild flowering perennial provides for all
kinds of insects including butterflies, bees and wasps. Bees are extremely
important pollinators for agriculture which include many varieties of
fruits and vegetation.
Black Knapweed can be cut down in autumn after flowering or left through the winter so that its seeds provide a food source for the birds.