Color: Variable; typically covered in dense, fuzzy hair, often black and yellow
Shape: Robust, fuzzy body
Size: About 0.5 to 1 inch
Bumble bees are social insects known for their large size and distinctive buzzing flight. They are important pollinators of flowering plants.
Bumble bee colonies are typically established in underground burrows or other sheltered locations.
Bumble bees can deliver stings when threatened, but they are generally less aggressive than some other bee species.
To prevent bumble bee stings, avoid disturbing their nests and take precautions when working near potential nesting sites.