|Black & Gold Bumble Bee|
The Black & Gold Bumble Bee (Bombus auricomus) is one of the largest bumble bees we have in the upper midwest. This season, they have been spotted on our Wild Lupine, then Wild Bergamot and now their preferred native plant is Tall Larkspur.
Native plants play an important role in helping Bumble Bee populations. Select regionally appropriate native species favored by Bumble Bees, create more Bumble Bee friendly habitat and don't use pesticides in your landscape.
For regionally specific plant lists, visit The Xerces Society website. The Xerces Society also just released this new publication titled Conserving Bumble Bees. Download a copy here:
Conserving Bumble Bees