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Interesting Facts About Bumblebees

1024px-Bumblebee_October_2007-3aBumblebees are native bees to the United States, and they are commonly found in North Carolina. These are large, hairy insects that might seem dangerous, but for the most part, they are very different than aggressive bees, such as honey bees and carpenter bees. Bumblebees are very important to the ecosystem, as they pollinate plants using a pollen basket, a structure that grows on its hind legs used to carry pollen. Here are some more interesting facts about bumblebees.

Bumblebees are Non-Aggressive, and Only the Females Have Stingers

Bumblebees are not aggressive, and stings from them are rare. In fact, only the female bees have stingers, and this bee will only sting if she feels threatened. The queen bee in the bumblebee colony has a stinger, too, but she only uses hers to fight off any rival queens who may try to take over control. If a bumblebee does sting, the barb is smooth and it can be used time and time again. However, it does not leave behind as much venom as other bees, so reactions are not usually as severe.

Bumblebees Do Not Create Honey

Though bumblebees live in a colony, which is a hive-like structure, they do not create honey. Instead, they collect pollen to fertilize other plants, such as berries, peppers and tomatoes.

Most Bumblebees Die in the Fall

Worker and drone honeybees, the regular females and males of the colony, only live for a season and die off in the fall. Each spring, the queens emerge and begin a new colony. Each colony contains as few as 50 and up to 500 bees depending on the size.

Bumblebees Are in Trouble

Bumblebee populations across the world are in decline, and this could be bad news for humans. In the United States, it is thought that one species of bumblebees is extinct, and four other species are declining quickly. Pesticides and habitat loss are two of the main reasons for this.

There Are Ways to Control Bumblebees

If you have concerns about the bumblebees on your property, start by cutting down on the habitat space, such as grass piles and brush. Make sure you clean up garbage and trash. You can also keep the ground well-watered, as they cannot build their colonies when the ground is wet.

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