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Bumblebees are much larger than honey bees and have yellow and black hairs on their abdomen in broad stripes.

Bumblebees get their food almost exclusively from flowers, and are active pollinators. Bumblebees also have a sting similar to a bee/wasp, and a female bumblebee can sting repeatedly.

They generally live in underground colonies of up to 30-150 workers by late summer. They are less numerous and aggressive around their nest than a honey bee and will generally only sting when their nest is threatened or disturbed.

Despite their larger size, their sting is similar to that of a bee/wasp and is not serious unless the stings are around the head/neck or to persons who experience allergic reations to bee/wasp venom.

See General First Aid advice for stings.

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