Blog: Bumblebees


I saw this bee on a California lilac and couldn’t resist trying to get a photograph, although it did not stay still enough to get more than this blurry image. I love the orange and yellow colouring of this fuzzy little insect, which I think is a bumblebee (Bombus sp.). Honeybees are slimmer and less furry-looking, but both types of bees feed on nectar and gather pollen and are incredibly important for pollinating all kinds of plants, including agricultural crops. If anyone is a bee expert, I would love to know more about this species.

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