Kingdom : Animalia
                        Class : Insecta
                     Family : Apidae
      Scientific Name : Bombus

                          Size : 1.9 - 3.8cm 
                                      (0.75 - 1.5in)
  Average Life Span : 1 year
                     Colour : Yellow, Black, 
                Skin Type : Hair
     Special Features : Black and yellow
                                     body and sting on 
                                     tail of the female
  1. Bumble Bees are the most common type of bees found across the northern hemisphere.
  2. There are around 250 species of bumble bee.
  3. They are known to have a sting on their tail to protect them from danger.
  4. Interestingly, the male bumble bees called Drones do not have a sting at all.
  5. Once the bumble bee stings, it’s sting breaks and it generally dies.
  6. They are herbivores feeding mainly on nectar and occasionally on pollens and honey.
  7. They have numerous natural predators in birds, large insects, frogs and newts.
  8. The Queen bumble bee alone lays eggs and seals them with wax.
  9. The larvae, after hatching from eggs, are forced to eat their way out of the wax.
  10. Around 80% of the world’s crops are dependent on bees for pollination.
  11. They are extremely important and valuable in the ecosystem.
  12. Habitat loss and increasing pollution have threatened the bumble bees with extinction.

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