Identify Types of Bees: The Bombus Bumble Bee

Bombus Bees, more commonly known as “Bumble Bees,” are the first types of bees to emerge in spring and the last to disappear in fall. Some Bombus species, however, are endangered and nearing extinction.

Bees, wasps, butterflies, moths, flies and some beetles pollinate more than 70 percent of flowering plants, but North America's native pollinators face multiple threats to their health and habitat. In "Attracting Native Pollinators," the Xerces Society offers a complete action plan for protecting these industrious animals by providing flowering habitat and nesting sites while also providing specifics for identifying types of bees and other pollinating insects.
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