Red Tailed Black Bumblebee

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Active Months

From April to November.

Nesting Habits

Tussocks or Old burrows

How To Identify Red-Tailed Black Bumblebees

These guys have a Black body with an orange tail. A male red tailed bumblebee will have a yellow ruff.


There are x3 species of this bee and each one has slightly different markings. Out of these 3 you are most likely to see the red-tailed bumblebee. If you want to help bees out, check the critter for dark-winged red-tailed cuckoo bees which are nest parasites!

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