Bees took up residence under our compost bin. Partly this is a comment on how much yard work I have been doing lately, since I haven't been out and Nature is moving in.
My wife and I decided to look up which species has taken over our garden. Our guess is Bombus vagans, commonly known as the Half-Black Bumblebee. It's a species that ranges across both coasts of North America and as far south as New Mexico. Although considered a common species, all bumblebees are currently under threat from disease and environmental conditions.
My camera has a remote trigger. I set it up at the entrance to the hive and waited for bees. I took a bunch of shots but they all turned out blurry and mis-exposed. I also have a whole series where the bee flew out of the frame before I could snap the shutter.
This one turned out well, though. These bees are making good use of the entrance to their hive.