They are interesting little beings that don’t hurt anyone if they are left alone. They go about their business of gathering pollen, looking after the queen and existing to reproduce the next generation.
I could watch them for hours dancing in and out of flowers. Hovering long enough to do their work and move on.
Bumble bees can grow to be over one inch long.
Females have the stinger.
Adults have pollen baskets on their hind legs.
They like to nest in abandoned rodent tunnels.
Workers live for about a month.
They leave a scent on flowers they have visited so they know not to revisit.
Get to close to them and they feel threatened, they will raise one middle leg.
These fun facts are from orkin.com and bumblebee.org
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