Hunt’s Bumble Bee (Bombus huntii): Hunt’s Bumble bees are one the first bumbles we see out and about in early spring and they remain on the wing until October. They are active in conditions where other bees “stay at home” due to 1) their ability to absorb heat from even weak sunshine; and 2) their thick, fuzz of hairs acts as insulation to keep them warm. Hunt’s Bumble Bees feed on a wide variety of flowers and nest mostly underground. Photo by Heather King Minster on 8/30/18 in western, MT.