Answered By: Connie Britton
Last Updated: Aug 21, 2014     Views: 567

According to "The World History of Beekeeping and Honey Hunting"(New York: Routledge, 1999) by Eva Crane, fossil records of Bombus -- bumble bees-- date their appearance to the Eocene epoch of the Tertiary period of the Cenozoic era, about 55 million years ago.