Yet, along their northern limits, most bumblebees
are holding the line.
"We had some lovely warm days this summer, and the fact that when it was sunny more sightings were reported on breezy days suggest that a breeze has a positive effect on the activity of bumblebees
," said Dr Pocock, speaking at the British Science Festival at the University of Birmingham.
Ravi and his team filmed bumblebees
flying toward a cylindrical rod placed upstream in a wind tunnel.
Recentemente, as perdas de especies de bumblebee
em todo o mundo tem sido relatadas.
But giving an early food source to queen bumblebees
in the spring will enable the populations to expand and colonise new areas of crops, orchards and natural vegetation.
While scientists work to pinpoint the causes of colony collapse, anyone with a yard or garden can help native bees, including the sweat bee, the orchard mason bee and the bumblebee
. One of the best ways to do so is by building a simple bee house where they can find refuge.
The Bombus hypnorum - or tree bumblebee
- is the first new species of bumblebee
for more than 150 years to arrive in the UK.
are efficient pollinator (Abak et al., 2000; Semida, and Elbanna, 2006) and able to forage in adverse weather conditions, which are not suited to honeybees and solitary bees (Allen-Wardell et al., 1998).
In addition to being a valuable scientific resource, the hardback copy has a colorful cover with a bumblebee
foraging on a clover blossom and is an attractive addition to anyone's library.
which died out in the UK in 2000, but survived in New Zealand after being shipped there in the late 19th century to pollinate crops of red clover, is to be reintroduced to England.
have very long tongues, sometimes as long as 14 mm.
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