Definition of bumblebee
: any of numerous large robust hairy social bees (genus Bombus)
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The bumblebees thrived on nectar of the clover blossoms.
While much of the attention has focused on dwindling honeybee populations due to colony collapse disorder, native bee populations including bumblebees, mason bees and many other solitary bee species, are also on the decline.
This information is useful for distinguishing which plants a honeybee keeper might want to plant versus someone who is interested in conserving bumblebees.
Have your children add details like birds and bumblebees, trees and grass.
Their favorite feast is krill, a shrimp-like animal about the size of a bumblebee that can assemble in a dense swarm hundreds of feet thick and more than a mile in length.
In the garden, blue vervain plants attract butterflies, bumblebees and other pollinators.
Honey bees and native pollinators like bumblebees are in a continuing crisis in Connecticut and across the nation.
The research based on a study conducted in Buckinghamshire, UK, which investigated the effects of habitat quality on survival rates of bumblebee families.
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BUMBLEBEE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bumblebee for English Language Learners
: a large, hairy bee
BUMBLEBEE Defined for Kids
Definition of bumblebee for Students
: a large hairy bee that makes a loud humming sound
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