Approaching nest hole.
These pictures were taken in my back patio of the 3 bumble bees. The bees and other creatures often get trapped by the screened-in porch. They are approximately 1 inch in length with black & yellow stripes. The bumble bees also drill wholes in the wooden railings making a pile of wooden dust. I first noticed the 3 bumble bees hanging out together and second picture of when I saw only two of them. I thought it was interesting. Took these pictures with my iPhone5.
Good old bumble bee! What's this native flower she's drinking from?
A hive of these in an old birdhouse on the back deck of our home.
In learning meadow.
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.