bombus hortorum


Latin Name - Bombus hortorum
Conservation Status - In Decline
Location - Europe, Asia and New Zealand
Diet - Nectar And Pollen
Colour - Black/Yellow/White
Length - 19-22mm
Life Expectancy - 2-4 Weeks

The Garden Bumblebee is species of bumblebee found in most of Europe north as well as parts of Asia and New Zealand.

The workers gather pollen and nectar to feed later batches of grubs. New queens and males hatch at the end of the season and mate. The males, workers and old queens die; new queens hibernate. Bumblebees are not aggressive and will only sting if they feel threatened. They are important pollinators of many plants and fruiting trees.

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