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robust hairy social bee of temperate regions

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Her indoors has a herb garden and one of them, oregano, produces a strong smelling white flower which the bumble bees seem to favour.
Dr Richard Comont atThe Bumble Bee Conversationhas said: "Without any bees at all the main thing that would suffer is the recruitment rate of insect-pollinated plants (ie the number of new plants of each species that started growing each year).
"Bumble bees are important pollinators of plants across natural habitats, where they help support the seeds and berries that birds and other animals depend on," said Thomas Wood, MSU entomology postdoctoral researcher and lead author of the study.
Post-hoc multiple comparisons tests ("glht") were conducted to test relationships within species (sweat bees, bumble bees, honey bees) following significant main effects using the "multcomp" package.
A close-to-home example is an unassuming little insect called the rusty-patched bumble bee. This species once occupied a wide range across the upper Midwest to the East Coast.
The life history of eusocial bees is very different and is described for bumble bees by Goulson [23] and for honey bees by Caron et al.
Bumble bees are valuable pollinators and, as the honey bee population is under threat, we should appreciate them a bit more.
Given their generalist floral preferences, large size, and ability to buzz pollinate, bumble bees are considered effective native pollinators (Goulson, 2003) that make substantial contributions to agricultural production and maintenance of ecosystems (Kearns and Thomson, 2001).
Bumble bees, like their well-known honey bee cousins, are important pollinators of agricultural crops and native plants.
PUPILS in the Vale of Glamorgan are taking part in a scheme to monitor bumble bees.
Damascus, (SANA)- The Experience of using bumble bees as pollinators in alternative of hormones is widely spread in Syria recently.
BUSY BUMBLE BEES: Chronicle reader Nicola Stout took this photograph of bees at Howick Gardens in Northumberland BEAUTIFUL BIRDS: Puffins on the Farne Islands by Derek Blemings TOWER TOP: The Bell Tower, in Berwick Upon Tweed, photographed by Carl Haynes SKY SNAP: Planes over the coast by Lindsey Weatherburn BOBBING BOATS: This picture of boats off Holy Island was taken by Michael Connor SUNNY SANDS: A snap of Seaton Sluice Beach, taken by James Richardson
These important insects have been in the news again recently, with stories of the continuing decline of our wild bumble bees. There is, though, some good news for the honey bee.
Researchers concluded that more mice and voles end up as dinner in fields near urban areas, thus enabling more queen bees to survive the winter to produce a larger crop of bumble bees the following summer, in turn fertilising more clover flowers, etc, etc.
Don't Pet The Bumble Bees; Dorothy Dolphin; Dawnie Says; and Silly Critter Talk.