A single female entered this abandoned birdhouse once again. Maybe a gyn or worker or queen? At first observation: 86F, mostly cloudy, humid. There was intermittent rain this day.
Common Eastern Bumble Bee (Bombus impatiens) on E. dubium
Gathering nectar from bushes, no pollen seen on legs or body. Large population in this area.
windy day, lots of them on sunflower patch
Single female observed feeding on African blue basil and Esperanza. Notice the heavily laden corbiculae. At first observation: 79F, mostly cloudy, humid. I was able to observe only a little bit in the morning this day.
A bumblebee is any member of the bee genus Bombus, in the family Apidae. There are over 250 known species, existing primarily in the Northern Hemisphere although they also occur in South America. They have been introduced to New Zealand and the Australian state of Tasmania.