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bumblebees

Drug slang
A regional term for amphetamines, which is related to their ability to give a person a “buzz”.
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Bumblebees belonging to Genus Bombus (Bombini: Apidae: Hymenoptera) of Northern Pakistan.
Just this week we were told the familiar bumblebee faces extinction through inbreeding, while another report warned global warming was threatening bees and other flying insects to such an extent that some species of plants were facing a 50% drop in pollination rates.
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.
There are more than 50 species of bumblebees found in the United States.
The UK has 25 species of bumblebee, three of which are already nationally extinct, with several others severely threatened by the loss of habitats such as meadows, grassland and clover-rich leys (arable land used temporarily for hay or grazing).
Greenhouse growers bring in the bumblebees for tomatoes and other crops that need what's called "buzz pollination," a strong vibration that shakes loose the pollen.
Bumblebees (bombus) aren't fussed over bad weather, whereas honeybees (apis) become less active and stay indoors during a dreich summer.
Like all bees, bumblebees eat only pollen and nectar from flowers, and we know quite a lot about their tastes.
In addition to the palm trees and bumblebees, the doormats also come in a stars-and-stripes design and a red tulips style.
Bumblebees are in decline and to help boost their population gardeners are being encouraged to grow their favourite flowers through a campaign run by the Bumblebee Working Group and Gale's Honey.
But the only significant impact of a third, clothianidin, on the bumblebees was increasing the number of queens in a colony - a finding described by Dr Connolly as a "complete shock" as it's the most potent.