A Field Guide to the Prairie

Bumble bee
Bumble Bee
Hymenoptera Bombus pennsylvanicus
Length:1.8-3.75 cm. (.75-1.5 inches)
Habitat/Range: Bees are found near flowers throughout North America

Bumblebees are large, hairy bees that are black and yellow. They collect pollen from flowers and carry it back to hive with their hind legs. Bees are important pollinators, and essential to the reproduction of many prairie plants.

On the Prairie Field Guide Index

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