NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded Global Status Rank: G5 - Secure
Reasons: This and other bumblebees in its subgenus are apparently not among those experiencing recent declines in North America. B. impatiens is a significant crop pollinator and is somewhat domesticated. It is transported beyond its native range for crop pollination and probably has or will become established outside its native range. This species may benefit from the demise of some of the other bumblebees. For now this very common bee is assigned a conservation status rank of G5, despite some reluctance to apply that rank to any bumblebees until the exact causes for declines are better understood. All evidence suggests this species is unaffected by most of these causes, and it does very well in disturbed landscapes. For now, nearly all evidence indicates that this species is stable to increasing in its native range. Its status should be periodically updated, but among bumblebees this one is probably the big winner among changes in recent years.
Intrinsic Vulnerability: Not intrinsically vulnerable
Environmental Specificity: Broad. Generalist or community with all key requirements common.