Bumble Bee

Category: Stinging

Scientific Name: Bombus



Color: Black with yellow markings

Size: ¼ to 1 inch long

Region: Found throughout the United States

Lifespan: 28 days

Important Considerations:

  • Bumble Bee colonies contain 50-400 bees at any given time.
  • A worker will travel up to 3 miles in order to find nectar.
  • Although bees are beneficial to the environment, if their nest is located inside or next to your home, pest control may be necessary.


Where to Find Them on Your Property?

Queens build their nests underground, often inside old mouse nests. If you have bumble bees on your property, you will likely see them buzzing around flowers and inside your garden.