From the Garden – Bumble Bee

Bumble Bee
Bumble Bee

Even with a couple great guides, I still am having troubles identifying the Bumble Bees.  Getting the right image makes a big difference and I need to remember to take photos from multiple angles in order to get sure IDs.  Missouri is home to ten species of bumblebee and I imagine identification will get easier with practice.

Bumble Bee
Bumble Bee

The native wildflowers in my yard are huge attractants for all bees, and especially bumblebees.  The long-tongued bumblebees and honeybees cover the Echinacea and Silphium in the garden, while the smaller, shorter tongued species are mostly attracted to the Rudbeckia.

Bumble Bee
Bumble Bee
Bumble Bee

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