Rising temperatures are stamping out bumblebees
from their southernmost ranges in North America and Europe.
And that's a problem for us humans too, because scientists say the way the bumblebee
pollinates certain plants makes it essential to food production.
Prof Jeremy Kerr, of the University of Ottawa, said: "Global warming has bumblebees
in a kind of climate vice.
Insects such as butterflies have migrated north to cooler climates, but bumblebees
have not done so.
AN urban bumblebee
from France has spread rapidly through the UK because of its preference for built-up areas, research has shown.
We asked people to record bumblebees
visiting lavender," said lead researcher Dr Michael Pocock, from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) in Wallingford, Oxfordshire.
The optic flow can be described as the sensation that surrounding objects move as the bumblebee
They will be asked to count the number of bumblebees
they spot in their garden, school playground or park.
University of Guelph researchers have recently come up with new studies about training Bumblebees
to solve problems by rewarding them with food for an exchange.
Some plants, however, do not produce nectar, yet Bumblebees
are drawn to their color, smell or even the electric charge of the plant.
Provide nest sites for bumblebees
nest boxes can be purchased but they are often ignored by queen bumblebees
Farmers and landowners around Simonside in the Coquet Valley are supporting a new Northumberland National Park scheme to protect bumblebees
WOOLTON volunteers have helped to protect tens of thousands of threatened bumblebees
by planting bee-friendly wildflower meadows at Woolton Wood and Camp Hill - and are aiming to go on to make Liverpool the UK's first citywide "bumblebee
Tomatoes (also native to the New World) cannot be pollinated by honeybees, so every bowl of salsa and jar of pasta sauce owes its existence to the stubby bumblebees
that pollinate those little, yellow tomato flowers.
spend a lot of time buzzing around flowers.