Bees

Cuckoo bumblebee resting on a leaf
Cuckoo Bumblebees

Cuckoo Bumblebee

There are 29 species of Cuckoo bumblebees, representing about 15% of the total bee population Cuckoo bumblebees are parasites that take over the nests of

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Carpenter bee harvesting nectar from bright orange flower
Carpenter Bees

Carpenter Bees

Because Carpenter bees hibernate throughout the winter, they can survive for more than one season The genus Xylocopa consists of over 500 species of bees,

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bumblebee harvesting pollen and nectar from purple flower
Bumblebees

Bumblebees

Bumblebees are present in nearly every continent; but they are less prevalent in some parts of India and Africa Bumblebees are needed to pollinate the

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A group of orange-belted bumblebees huddled together In the opening of their nest
Bumblebee FAQs

Bumblebee Nest

Bumblebee nest on the ground Bumblebee nests are not at all like honey bee hives. Because the bumblebee life cycle lasts only one season, bumblebees

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Bee-pollination
Pollination

Bee Pollination

Bee pollination is essential for a healthy ecosystem and our food supply While some plants are wind-pollinated or pollinated by other insects and animals, bees

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bee-nests
Bee Info

Bee Nests

Giant honey bee nest The most commonly thought of habitat for bees is a large hive hanging in a tree or slats of honeycomb from

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bee-identification
Bee Info

Bee Identification

There are between 20,000-25,000 species of bees and many of them resemble each other, making it harder to identify them Perhaps the insect that gets

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Bee-foraging
Bee Behaviour

Bee Foraging

Foraging is a dangerous task, but it is essential in order to feed and maintain a healthy hive Bees rely on the sweet nectar and

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small honey bee on purple flower - apiphobia
Bee Info

Apiphobia

Apiphobia is the intense fear or dislike of bees Apiphobia (from Latin apis for “honey bee”) or Melissophobia (from Greek melissa for “honey bee”) is the

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