I have seen a ton also
We have noticed a unusual number of Bumble Bees this year as well.Just an observation, but this spring in south central Massachusetts, I am seeing a lot of bumble bees. More than usual and others who are not beekeepers have also mentioned it . Is this observed anywhere else?
Lazy - These were bumble bees. The nests were disturbed or the area around the nest was heavily disturbed. Usually drove a tractor, truck, or ATV over it or some fool walked over them. And once they are mad they really do not calm down fast.Marshmasterpat, is it possible that your really ill tempered bumble bees are yellow jackets or you East Texan's call them, ground hornets? I like to watch bumble bees.