Common name: Bumblebee
Scientific name: Bombus
Weight: up to 0.60g
Colour: usually black with broad yellow or orange bands
Average lifespan: 28 days
You can also tell whether a bumblebee is male or female by looking at its legs. If you see a shiny flattish looking segment on the back legs (called a pollen basket) or a big clump of pollen on a this area then it is a female bee because male bees do not collect pollen.
They often nest in the ground, commonly in deserted bird or mouse nests. Bombus species are social bees; i.e., they live in organized groups.
Bumblebees will not die if they use their sting, whereas honey bees will.