Bumble Bee

Bumble Bee on Indian Hawthorn

Most bumble bees are large, social bees that produce annual colonies. Mated queens overwinter in the soil and emerge from hibernation in early spring when they feed on spring flowers and search for a suitable location, such as a former rodent burrow in the soil, to begin their colonies. These are beneficial insects that pollinate many native and ornamental plants. (University of Florida IFAS Extension)

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