Bumblebees are social insects that form colonies with a single queen and about 50 individuals in a nest. They have round bodies with soft hair, making them appear and feel fuzzy and gather nectar to keep in the nest and pollen to feed their young. Bumblebees are important agricultural pollinators so their decline, caused by habitat loss, the mechanisation of agriculture, and pesticides, is a cause for concern.

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Monday, 17 June 2019