Common Eastern Bumble Bee

 

Latin name 

Bombus impatiens

Size: 15-25mm

Flight season: March-November

Flower preferences

Feeds on a variety of flowers, including clovers, asters, goldenrods, and thistles 

Habitat 

Parks, gardens, fields, and meadows

Interesting fact

They are social bees that live in colonies and make their nests underground, often in old rodent holes or burrows.

 

PHOTO by Arsilia Derenzo