- Color: Striped black and yellow or orange, brighter colored than honey bees.
- Size: 3/4 inch.
- Feed on: Bumble bees feed on nectar and pollen from plants they pollinate. They also produce honey from this nectar to feed their young.
- Found in: Bumble bees usually nest on the ground in clumps of dry grass, old bird nests, abandoned rodent burrows, under abandoned buildings, even in car cushions or old furniture.
- The Sting: This bee can be aggressive around nesting sites but rarely when foraging. Problems can occur when nests are close to human activity.
- Characteristics: Bumble bee colonies generally have fewer bees than do honey bee colonies. Most colonies contain only a few hundred bees