Bumble Bees are very important pollinators, even more so than honeybees. Their large bodies let then generate heat so they are able to fly earlier and later in the day and in colder weather than honey bees. Sadly their numbers are declining. They are becoming endangered and their range is decreasing.
American Bumble Bee (Bombus pensylvanicus)
Purple Prairie Clover (Dalea purpurea)