Bumble bees are 1/4 to 1 inch long and are stout. They are fuzzy and hairy in appearance. Their coloring consists of black and yellow, some with white and orange markings.
Bumble bees are a social insect. Their colony dies off every fall, but fertilized queens will overwinter usually underground. Queens start new colonies every spring that will grow throughout the summer months. Their nests can be found in old rodent burrows, holes, grass clumps, etc.