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bumblebees

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A regional term for amphetamines, which is related to their ability to give a person a “buzz”.
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During the same time, the bumblebees' native ranges in North America and Europe saw a 2.5 degree Celsius jump in average maximum temperatures, the authors say.
"Bumblebees are visiting flowers both for nectar and pollen.
It suggests that social learning in bumblebees is even more complex than we first expected." said professor Kevan.
Bumblebees are considered "all weather" foragers and frequently experience changing flight conditions, ranging from fully mixed, turbulent flow to structured vortices near objects such as branches and stems.
Shaun Hackett, national park biodiversity ranger, said: "Observations of single willow trees in flower in the spring have shown counts of 30-40 bumblebees each.
Bumblebees and other native bees like to nest in the ground.
Unlike the more common UK bumblebees, tree bumblebees have a distinctive light brown thorax (the middle segment of their body) while their abdomens are black with a white tip.
In many plant species a decline in pollination quantity and quality result in a decline of seed set (Kwak et al., 1998; Steffan Dewenter and Tscharntke, 1999; Tomimatsu and Ohara, 2002) and or inbreeding (Kwak et al., 1998; Velterop, 2000; Luijten, 2001; Mustajarvi et al., 2001) and bumblebees provide a vital ecological service in this regard (Sabir et al., 2007).
Chapter 1 presents the evolution, phylogeny and life cycle of bumblebees. Subgeneric relationships are illustrated in a Figure.
"Bumblebees play a key role in maintaining food supplies - we rely on their ability to pollinate crops and we have to do all we can to provide suitable habitat and to sustain the diversity of bee species..
Bumblebees are able to "shiver" their flight muscles and generate heat in the thorax up to 60[degrees]F.