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Bumblebee Queens Travel Far And Away Before Starting New Homes
2014-07-01 13:15:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published in the journal Molecular Ecology found that queen bumblebees fly long distances to establish new colonies. The study was based on observations of five different species, including four common and one rare species, in nearly 7.7 square miles of farmland in southern England. The researchers found that queens nesting near one another were barely related or completely unrelated for all five species. The study team...

2014-06-27 23:04:11

“There’s more than meets the eye” for Fangirl Fashionistas with this new geektastic apparel line from the world of Autobots and Decepticons. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 Her Universe announced today its collaboration with Hasbro on an all-new female fashion line based around the popular and ever expanding Transformers universe. Transformers, the species of sentient, living robotic beings originating from the distant machine world of Cybertron, first appeared as a toy line in...

2014-01-26 23:02:05

Beautiful Valentine writing paper and a bumblebee Valentine craft have been released on Kids Activities Blog. Spread the love with these easy to do ideas from seasoned moms. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 26, 2014 Valentines is about sharing love. Beautiful Valentine writing paper and a bumblebee Valentine craft have been published on Kids Activities Blog. The writing paper and bumblebee craft are perfect to write a nice note on or to make a homemade masterpiece for family and friends. The...

2014-01-25 23:01:57

Quick Valentines and an adorable bumblebee Valentine craft have been released on Kids Activities Blog. Get ready to share the love with these easy tips from seasoned Moms. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) January 25, 2014 Valentines Day is all about sharing love. Quick Valentines and an adorable bumblebee Valentine craft have been published on Kids Activities Blog. The Valentines are perfect for friends and family or to take to school. Being crafty and creating thought-filled valentines does not...

2014-01-18 23:00:05

A bumblebee Valentines craft and DIY Valentines have been published on Kids Activities Blog. Get ready for adorable crafts for kids of all ages. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) January 18, 2014 Valentines Day is about sharing love. Seasoned Moms are sharing a Bumblebee Valentine craft and a gallery of DIY Valentines on Kids Activities Blog. Homemade Valentines are the best kind since they are made with love. The Valentines are perfect for for friends and family or to take to school. A homemade...

Bumblebee Buzz Scares Birds Out Of Nest
2013-05-29 08:57:01

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Bumblebees like to make their nests in holes insulated with plant materials. Freshly built bird nests can provide the perfect homes for bees, and they frequently invade newly made bird nests and take them over as their own. But how does a tiny bumblebee scare away a bird many times its size, and how does it choose which nest to invade? Piotr Jablonski and his colleagues from the Laboratory of Behavioral Ecology and Evolution at...

Bumblebees More Stable In Flight Than When Hovering
2013-03-15 08:16:17

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers wrote in the Journal of Theoretical Biology about how bumblebees are actually more unstable when they hover rather than when they fly fast. Na Xu and Mao Sun from Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics in China analyzed the way bumblebees fly at different speeds by using a mathematical model. Their model showed that the bumblebee is unstable when it hovers and flies slowly, and becomes neutral or weakly stable...

Farm Productivity Supported From Wild Pollinators
2012-08-17 09:45:10

Most people are not aware of the fact that 84% of the European crops are partially or entirely dependent on insect pollination. While managed honeybees pollinate certain crops, wild bees, flies and wasps cover a very broad spectrum of plants, and thus are considered the most important pollinators in Europe. The serious decline in the number of managed honeybees and wild bees reported in Europe over the last few decades has the potential to cause yield decreases with threats to the...

What Makes Flowers More Attractive To Bees?
2012-05-29 05:44:38

As gardeners get busy filling tubs and borders with colorful bedding plants, scientists at the Universities of Cambridge and Bristol have discovered more about what makes flowers attractive to bees rather than humans. Published today in the British Ecological Society's journal Functional Ecology, their research reveals that Velcro-like cells on plant petals play a crucial role in helping bees grip flowers — especially when the wind gets up. The study focuses on special cells found on...

Bumblebee Gecko Discovered In Papua New Guinea
2012-04-20 04:43:34

According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), a new species of gecko has been discovered in Papua New Guinea. Dressed in black and yellow stripes, biologists from the Papua New Guinea National Museum say the gecko resembles a bumblebee. Its unique coloring and rows of skin nodules act as camouflage for the gecko who lives on the forest floor. According to the survey, specimens of the new lizard measure about 5 inches long from head to tail. Specimens were captured in 2010 in Sohoniliu...


Latest Bumblebee Reference Libraries

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2005-09-08 12:32:32

Carpenter bees (Xylocopinae subfamily) are considered to be important pollinators, especially of open-faced flowers, though they are also known to "rob" nectar by boring holes in the sides of flowers with deep corollas (thus not accomplishing pollination). The smaller species tunnel into pithy stems to build their nests. Other species bore holes in wood and can become pests in wood construction. Carpenter bees are often mistaken for bumblebees. They are similar in size and coloring. The...

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2005-08-25 09:38:03

Bees (Apoidea superfamily) are flying insects closely related to wasps and ants. They are adapted for feeding on nectar, and play an important role in pollinating flowering plants, and are called pollinators. Bees have a long proboscis that they use in order to obtain the nectar from flowers. Bees have antennae made up of thirteen segments in males and twelve in females. They have two pairs of wings, the back pair being the smaller of the two. Bees are fuzzy and carry an electrostatic...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.