American Bumble Bee

Bombus pensylvanicus


Conservation Status

  • Though the American Bumble Bee is the South’s most common bumblebee, it has experienced significant population decline. This threatens the bee’s ability to carry out important work within local ecosystems. 
  • The American Bumble Bees pollinate flowers in Spring, Summer, and Fall.
  • The species can sting but are unlikely to do so unless threatened. 
  • This species favors open spaces and can be attracted by planting native varieties of sunflower, goldenrod, columbine, trout lily, or other species found in the Cumberland River Basin.