For those of you interested in rearing bumble bees, or just wanting to broaden your opportunities to get stung by something besides honey bees, there's a new book on the market, put out by the University of Minnesota Extension Service:
Befriending BumbleBees: A practical guide to raising local bumble bees
Producer/Author: Evans, E.; Burns, I.; Spivak, M.
Description: In "Befriending BumbleBees", you will learn how to raise your own colonies of bumble bees. This step by step guide provides you with all the information you will need to find, capture, house, and feed the next generation of bumble bees. Bumble bees are formidable pollinators, pollinating crops such as tomatoes, cranberries, blueberries, and squash, in addition to native wildflowers. Enjoy the benefits these bees can provide to your gardens and crops while helping to support native ecosystems by encouraging populations of these amazing bees. 76 pp. Full color. For beekeepers, gardeners, nature lovers, and anyone interested in pollinators.
It costs $19.99 I'm going to get me a copy.