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Bumblebee

Bumblebee

Description:
The queen is the longest measuring between 17 mm and 25mm long, the worker is between 6 mm and 25 mm long and finally, the male measures 10 mm and 17 mm long. The drone has a hairy body colors with distinctive black stripes and yellow stripes on the abdomen.

Alimentation:
The bumblebee is an insect vegetarian. The adult bumblebee feeds on nectar, honey and pollen. The larvae feed on pollen and nectar mixture, which is called bee bread.

Habit:
Bumblebees form new colonies each year. Only young fertilized queens overwinter. They come early spring to seek a suitable place to nest, a dark cavity of 2 inches by 3 inches, generally, it will be in the ground like a mouse hole abandoned.

Reproduction:
The queen and male mating flight (spin), the queen will then lay up at the end of his days. The start laying queen with 8 to 10 eggs that will sustain itself, then when the nest contains sterile workers, the queen will attend exclusively to spawn until late summer.