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The scene: Visitors in the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens near London have reported hundreds, if not thousands of bees, especially bumblebees, sick or dead, beneath fragrant, flowering Tilia trees.
Exeter’s model demonstrates that the competition sparked by that disappearing habitat is disproportionately affecting bumblebees.
Ghosts, goblins, zombies, superheroes, men on stilts, a bunch of human bumblebees and a float of topless people were among those making their way up Sixth Avenue as spectators bobbed to drumming and Caribbean music.
Costumes at the Alexandria hospital ranged from a bumblebee to a strawberry to the Little Mermaid.
Not that transcribing specimen labels for 44,000 bumblebees or variations of tropical pollen can’t be interesting, in their way.
There are yellow bats and red bats, bats that slurp flowers and bats that drain cows, bats no bigger than a bumblebee and bats with wingspans that exceed 5 feet.
Colonies of all-important bumblebees and honey bees donated by Koppert Biological Systems help keep things buzzing.
Indeed, all bumblebees die at the end of the season, except for the queen, who stores up food and hibernates to start a new hive the next spring.
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Definition of bumblebee for English Language Learners
: a large, hairy bee
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