friendly pollinators, bumble bees

September is still colorful in my backyard. Bees and hummers are visiting all the fall blooms. My cardinal vine is full of trumpet blooms that are being frequented by ruby throated hummingbirds the only hummingbird that nests in Georgia. We have 11 species of humming birds in Georgia. Bumble bees are gentle creatures and do not swarm nor are they aggressive. Unlike honey bees they do not have a colony. Bumble bees pollinate tomatoes, strawberries, orchards and sweet peppers to name a few. Their only enemy is a human and its chemicals.