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Bombus impatiens and sunflower Bombus impatiens (Common Eastern Bumble Bee) on a cultivated Sunflower (Helianthus annuus &quot;Zebulon&quot;). Identified using the Guide to MN Bumble Bees I <a href="https://www.beelab.umn.edu/sites/beelab.umn.edu/files/bumblebeesofmnkeyfemales_s.pdf" rel="nofollow">https://www.beelab.umn.edu/sites/beelab.umn.edu/files/bumblebeesofmnkeyfemales_s.pdf</a><br />
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The freshness of the bee&#039;s appearance may mean that it is a new queen.  Bombus impatiens,Common Eastern Bumble Bee,Geotagged,Helianthus annuus,Summer,United States,bee,insect,sunflower Click/tap to enlarge

Bombus impatiens and sunflower

Bombus impatiens (Common Eastern Bumble Bee) on a cultivated Sunflower (Helianthus annuus "Zebulon"). Identified using the Guide to MN Bumble Bees I https://www.beelab.umn.edu/sites/beelab.umn.edu/files/bumblebeesofmnkeyfemales_s.pdf

The freshness of the bee's appearance may mean that it is a new queen.

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Bombus impatiens, the common eastern bumble bee, is the most commonly encountered bumblebee across much of eastern North America. They can be found in the Eastern temperate forest region of the eastern United States, southern Canada, and the eastern Great Plains. Because of their great adaptability, they can live in the country, suburbs, and even urban cities. This adaptability makes them a great pollinator species, leading to an increase in their commercial use by the greenhouse industry. This.. more

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Uploaded Mar 8, 2019. Captured Aug 15, 2015 09:18 in 4408 Miller Rd, Barnum, MN 55707, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL
  • f/6.3
  • 1/1250s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm