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The Bees Are Back In Town
2012-05-28 11:56:27

Have you heard the latest buzz? A species of bumblebee once thought to be extinct is now being reintroduced to the UK countryside. According to a report from the BBC, the short-haired bumblebee, or Bombus subterraneus to those in the know, once thrived in the UK just south of England before vanishing in 1988. Recently, a healthy colony of the bumblebee was found in Sweden, allowing conservationists to seed a new colony in their original homestead. Now, about 50 queen short-haired...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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