These incredibly large insects are amazing pollinators of vegetables and tree fruits! They are extremely important to have around to help pollinate our food.
How to Attract or Encourage:
- First off, make sure that you do not use any pesticides in your garden! This can harm your beneficials as well as your pests.
Bumblebees like a natural landscape. They especially like bee balm and any other bright colored flowers and plants. They like purple, blue, and yellow flowers.
It helps to have a source of shallow water for the bumblebees as well.