IDENTIFICATION & GENERAL INFORMATION
Like Honey Bees, Bumble Bees are another very useful pollinator, easily identified by their large oval shaped body and long hair. They keep colonies much smaller than Honey Bees, usually no larger than 50 workers. They are often recognized by their black and yellow coloring; however, their coloration can vary drastically from region to region.
Bumble Bees are not aggressive insects, but they will defend themselves when threatened. Their pollination is valuable to the environment, and should be preserved whenever possible. They are not valued by the bee keeper industry, however, so if a nest must be removed, it will usually require its destruction.