Subject: Bombus ternarius
Geographic location of the bug: North-West BC, Canada
Time: 03:14 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Looks like a Bombus ternarius to me, but I’m new to bumble bees.
How you want your letter signed: Shawn C
Based on this BugGuide image, we are in agreement that this is a Tri-Colored Bumble Bee, Bombus ternarius. According to BugGuide: “First abdominal segment with yellow hair, segments 2 & 3 reddish-orange, segments 5 and 6 and facial hairs black.”