Tag Archives: Bombus

Bee visitors and their policing

The bumble bee is an important wild pollinator. For hive bees, many agriculturalists have to keep hives, while the many bumbly species look after themselves and have not suffered traumatic infections like the domestic species. Pesticides however have decimated them … Continue reading

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Peaceful Bumblebee Bombus Terrestris Invades South America

Bumblebees are cute, little furry things. But what makes them different to, let’s say, honeybees or wasps, is that they’re generally friendlier (or at least minding their own business.) They were first introduced into central Chile, in southern South America, … Continue reading

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To bee or not to bee

They’re going back home in the fading light. Gathering pollen and nectar, the Bombus terrestris bumble bee, and its equally white-tailed relative,Bombus lucorum are the alternative to honey bees, if things continue looking black for our ancient domesticated  Do bees need more than … Continue reading

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