Bumblebee-Bombus Lapidarius

Color-Black with yellow stripes  /     Legs-Six     /   Shape-Oval and fluffy    /  Size-1 inch  /   Antennae-Yes  /   Flying-Yes

Region- Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Bumblebees often nest in the ground in gardens and lawns, but can be found above ground around patio areas or decks and will sometimes build their nest in soffits of attics in the Calgary area. The bumblebee sting is one of the most painful.  Bumblebees who are disturbed will buzz loudly and aggressively give chase to the nest invaders for a considerable distance. As such, only a professional should seek to remove a problem nest.