Bombus Ternarius: Tri-Colored Bee

It’s always nice to have these bess buzzing about and who doesn’t like saying Bombus Ternarius.

From Wikipedia “Bombus ternarius, commonly known as the orange-belted bumblebee or tricoloured bumblebee,[2] is a yellow, orange and black bumblebee. It is a ground-nesting social insect whose colony cycle lasts only one season, common throughout the northeastern United States and parts of Canada.[3] The orange-belted bumblebee forages on Rubus, goldenrods, Vaccinium, and milkweeds found throughout the colony’s range. Like many other members of the genus, Bombus ternarius exhibits complex social structure with a reproductive queen caste and a multitude of sister workers with labor such as foraging, nursing, and nest maintenance divided among the subordinates.”

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Just for fun ….Bombus!



Just as this Bee said adios to the flower we have said adios to our prolonged indian summer. A few light frosts and the lack of sunlight have done in the veggie garden  for the year. Yet compared to previous years the mild fall allowed things to grow a few weeks longer and that means one last bowl of fresh tomato soup for dinner tonight.