B. fervidus is an uncommon bumble bee in Vermont and possibly on the decline. It can be found across the northern portion of the United States with populations clustered along the Northeastern seaboard. It seems to be more common in the Champlain and Connecticut River Valleys than in other parts of Vermont and is usually found in open fields and meadows.
Select food plants: Lonicera (Honeysuckles), Cirsium (Thistles), Trifolium (Clovers), Penstemon (Beard-tongues), Lythrum (Loosestrifes), Vicia (Vetches), Monarda (Bee balms)
Tongue Length: long
Nest: nests underground and on surface
Similar Species: B. borealis
queens: April – October
workers: May – October
males: May – October