Bumblebee Information:

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  • Scientific Name: Bombus
  • Common Name: Bumblebee
  • Native to: the Northern Hemisphere and parts of South America
  • Naturalized in: Tasmania & New Zealand

Ground Dwellers
Most bumblebees will live in and around holes in trees or piles of leaves near the ground. The queen is responsible for finding a suitable home for her hive each year.

Fast Flappers
Bumblebees flap their wings approximately 200 times per second.

Simply the Best Metabolism
Bumblebees have incredible metabolisms and its said a bumblebee with a full stomach is only 40 minutes away from starvation!

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