Worker bumblebees (Bombus fervidus) were given repeated binary choices between two colors of artificial flowers with the same associated mean nectar concentration (X̄ = 20%), but with different variances in nectar concentration. Flowers of one color, yellow or blue, rewarded a bee with 1 μl of 20% sucrose solution (low-variance flower type) on each visit (p = 1) and flowers of the other color rewarded a bee on each visit with 1 μl of either 10% or 30% sucrose (p = 0.5; high-variance flower type). Of the 10 bees tested, nine showed no preference for either the high- or low-variance flowers (indifferent or risk-insensitive). This result is similar to honeybee responses to variation in nectar concentration, despite differences in foraging ecology between bumblebees and honeybees. Flower-choice behaviour in the presence of variance in nectar concentration is a response to the expected concentration of the alternative flower types. Possible mechanisms of risk-sensitive foraging behaviour in bees are discussed.