The Bumble Bees of Florida, Bombus spp.
A bumble bee, Bombus sp., with full pollen basket.
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Stange, Lionel A. 2011. “The Bumble Bees of Florida, Bombus spp.: EENY050/IN207, Rev. 12/2011, 12/2014, 3/2021”. EDIS 2012 (1). https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-in207-2011.

Abstract

Bumble bees are easily recognized by the corbicula (pollen basket) on the hind tibiae in the females. They are beneficial insects that pollinate many native and ornamental plants. They can sting severely, so problem nests near human dwellings should be removed by experienced pest control operators. This revised 5-page fact sheet includes a key to the bumble bees in Florida. Written by Lionel A. Stange and published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, December 2011.

Original publication date August 1998. Revised December 2011, December 2014, and March 2021.

EENY-050/IN207: The Bumble Bees of Florida, Bombus spp. (ufl.edu)

https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-in207-2011
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