Information about bees and their lifestyle
There are around 250 species of bumblebee in the world and about 50 are found in North America.
Bumblebees live in much smaller groups than honey bees, up to about 400 bees.
Only the queen survives over winter. Climatic variables such as snow cover, precipitation, growing season length, etc., are likely important determinants of suitable habitat for bumble bees. Bumblebees with narrow climatic niches are more vulnerable to extinction. Canada estimated a devastating 29% bee death toll for winter 2013.
The buzz of a bumble bee makes us think of summer, the loud buzzing you hear from bees on flowers is so the vibrations shake the last drop of pollen from a flower
It is rumoured that Einstein said if bees die out man will die out 4 years later. It is unlikely he did in fact say this but as Bees are thought to pollinate 90% of world crops it is really important we look after the little creatures.
Did you know ?
Bumblebees have seen their habitat in the UK decline by 97%!.
Long gone are the days when campaigns were large flowery meadows...Reason to act before it is too late!