Common Eastern Bumble Bee
Bombus impatiens, the common eastern bumble bee, is the most commonly encountered bumblebee across much of eastern North America.
Flight season: March-November
Feeds on a variety of flowers, including clovers, asters, goldenrods, and thistles
Parks, gardens, fields, and meadows
They are social bees that live in colonies and make their nests underground, often in old rodent holes or burrows. The nests of B. impatiens do not have a predictable pattern and lay egg clumps all over inside the nest instead of having one brood area.
PHOTO by Arsilia Derenzo
Learn more about the Eastern Bumble Bee at iNaturalist.org or NWF.org
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