Stephen L. Buchmann, Stacey Bealmear, Scott Prajzner, Vicki Wojcik
Family: Apidae. Robust, hairy colorful bees; black body covered with black, yellow, orange or whitish hair bands; pollen baskets on hind legs; 10 – 28 mm.
Bumble Bees live in social colonies; nesting underground, under boards or rodent burrows. They buzz pollinate flowers like tomatoes, which have pored anthers.