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American Bumble Bee

Bombus pennsylvanicus 

Origin: North and Central America 

Size: 10mm to 23mm

Diet: pollen and nectar

Activity: often seen foraging for pollen and nectar in open fields, meadows, gardens, forests, and parks. 

they nest in the abandoned dens of other animals preferably underground

Reproduction: These are social bees, so it’s only the queen and drones who will mate.

Extra Facts: 

  • Their wings beat 130 times or more per second

  • 255 species of bumblebees

  • Colonies can contain between 50 and 500 individuals

  • They make honey by chewing the pollen and mixing it with their saliva

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