What kind of bee is this?
I photographed this bee in Orange County central Florida. I did a quick google search to find out what kind of bee it was and didn't realize how complex the bee world was. I have it narrowed down to these two.
Bombus fraternus - (southern plains bumble bee)
Bombus bimaculatus - (the twospotted bumble bee)
Is it one of those? or is it another species?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.
- JimZLv 79 months ago
The smooth abdomen makes it a bit different from the ones I looked at but this is a link to BBs in Florida. Maybe it will help.
- daniel gLv 79 months ago
Certainly Bombus genus, (bumblebee) Just can't peg your little friend.
Having kept bees, I would love to keep a good colony of bumblebees. Different than honey bees though.
Makes my day when I get one to drink a little honey from my hand.