Bees see in ultraviolet light, so they are attracted to different hues. For example, many studies have shown that the bumble bee is strongly attracted to violet and blue flowers, but they will visit other colored blossoms.
Bumble bee hives are usually found underground in abandoned rodent burrows and are lined with the bees’ secreted wax.
Bumble bees are active in all kinds of weather and are often the first bee out in early spring and last in the fall. They can visit 10 to 18 flowers in a minute.
They are not big honey producers, but create just enough honey to allow the colony to survive through times of food shortage. Their colonies are seasonal and die out when winter comes, with only the queens surviving to spring.
I found the pattern in the book Sew Necessary by Art to Heart
This book is filled with many clever ideas for making your sewing experience more fun!
I admit that I had difficulty following the directions,
but was always delighted with my finished products!