Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Spring flowers and bumble bees

Hi all

Well it seems like spring is here at last.

There are many spring flowers in my garden and I saw my first queen bumble bee. The queen bumble hibernates in the winter.
Unlike honey bees, only the queen survives the winter. She comes out of hibernation in March when the weather is warmer and there are spring flowers to visit.

Once the queen has visited a few flowers for nectar, she will search for a place to make a nest and start a new bumble bee colony. this will usually be underground

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