, the yellow-faced bumblebee
, is a species of bumblebee
native to the west coast of North America, where it is distributed from British Columbia
to Baja California
. It is the most abundant species of bee in this range, and can be found in both urban
and agricultural areas. Additionally, B. vosnesenskii
is utilized as an important pollinator in commercial agriculture, especially for greenhouse tomatoes. Though the species is not currently experiencing population decline, urbanization has affected its nesting densities, and early emergence of the B. vosnesenskii
has been implicated in the increasing lack of bee diversity on the West coast.