Bumble Bee On Red Clover

bee, Bug, Identification, Photography / Saturday, June 9th, 2012

Though it may not appear so from the photo – this bumblebee was almost as big as the clover flower it’s collecting from.  Unlike honey bees, bumblebees often build their nests in the ground and produce small amounts of honey since only the queens survive the winter.

How To Identify Bumblebees

✓ yellow and black bands (usually)
✓ fuzzy
✓ buzz as they fly
✓ non-erratic flight pattern
✓ gathers pollen
✓ found worldwide

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