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Synonyms for bumblebee

robust hairy social bee of temperate regions


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Geographic distribution and community structure of bumblebees in the northern Iberian peninsula.
Given the right habitats, they are naturally occurring and don't rely on introduction, like some bumblebees do, or the same level of management as honeybees," explains Dean.
Chapter 11: Competition and Niche Differentiation in Bumblebee Communities and Chapter 12: Bumblebees as Pollinators lead into Chapter 13 on the importance of bumblebee conservation.
The short-haired bumblebee died out here in the UK a decade ago but it managed to survive in New Zealand after being shipped there more than 100 years ago.
Bumblebees live on or under the ground in colonies of 100 to 400 workers with one queen.
The cold, windswept shores of Loch Leven in Perth and Kinross might seem an unlikely place to find large numbers of bees, but thanks to a joint effort between the Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BCT) and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Scotland, they are now home to the world's first bumblebee sanctuary.
Bumblebees 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.
Commercial crops of beans, raspberries and oilseed rape are dependent on bumblebees as pollinators.
Finally, tomato flowers, which are self-fertilizing, require vibrations from wind or bumblebees in order to be pollinated and set fruit.
As the numerals pile up, bad bumblebees come a-buzzing round.
Bumblebees are among the UK's bestknown insects but the range of species has declined in recent years -only six species arenow common over much of the UK.
The supplier's new 2003 Soft Goods collection of accent rugs and doormats conjures up images of a July afternoon with motifs such as bumblebees, palm trees, birdhouses and a starfish.
If you're lucky you'll already have nectar-rich plants such as candytuft, clematis, poppies, sweet peas, salvias, and violets that provide bumblebees with essential fuel.
Higher on the tundra, bumblebees are responsible for nearly all pollination and more than 95% of seed set (Galen 1995).
Dr Chris Connolly, of the University of Dundee, who led the study, said it was "premature" to place a permanent ban on one "neonic", clothianidin, largely unstudied and which does not appear to harm bumblebees.