Mining collections from museums and other places, Kerr and colleagues assembled data on more than 423,000 bumblebees
caught from 1901 to 2010 in North America and Europe.
"We asked people to record bumblebees
visiting lavender," said lead researcher Dr Michael Pocock, from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) in Wallingford, Oxfordshire.
Two separate studies were conducted; first study tested the problem solving abilities of bumblebees
and was published in the Animal Cognition journal, while the second study published in the Psyche journal, tested the bee's social learning capabilities.
Yet, insects such as bumblebees
seem to be capable of flying even in extreme wind conditions."
South American native bumblebees
(Hymenoptera: Apidae) infected by Nosema ceranae (Microsporidia), an emerging pathogen of honeybees (Apis mellifera).
The Simonside area is an important habitat for bumblebees
with 14 different species being recorded, including rare and uncommon species such as Mountain Bumblebee
and the Moss Carder.
("If you put in the shade, it will fill up with spiders," Molumby says.) Bumblebees
and other native bees will soon take up residence inside the tunnels.
Retired biology teacher Marie Thomas has spotted a swarm of bumblebees
indigenous to continental Europe - in none other than her Holme Valley garden.
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Since the first edition, the author notes, there have been over 700 scientific publications on bumblebees
, indicating the richness of the scientific field and workers interested in bumblebees
Poul Christensen, Natural England's acting chairman, said: "Bumblebees
are suffering international declines and drastic action is required to aid their recovery.
There are more than 50 species of bumblebees
found in the United States.
'Wildflowers and crops alike depend on the hard work of our endearing bumblebees
, but sadly many species are now under threat,' said Dr Ben Darvill, director of the BCT.
sneak out from work, too, and fugitives buzzing away from the job at commercial greenhouses could be spreading diseases to wild bumblebees
and contributing to pollinator declines.
(bombus) aren't fussed over bad weather, whereas honeybees (apis) become less active and stay indoors during a dreich summer.