Anywhere where there are flowers for food.
The predominant color is black, with a pale yellow collar,
a yellow band on the second tergite (abdominal segment),
and a white tail.
Queen: As early as February
Worker: Late March - Mid May
Compared to other bumblebee species, these
bumblebees have shorter tongues which enable
them to rob nectar. The worker bee uses the horny
sheath around its tongue to make a hole through the
flower, reaching the nectar without entering the flower.
Therefore, the worker bee does not come in contact
with the pollen while getting the nectar.