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Finding the Blaeberry bumblebee

In one of my previous blogs I wrote about my search to find one of the more scarce species of bumblebee, the Blaeberry or Bilberry bumblebee (click here to read it). I particularly wanted to see this species because I’d never seen it before, and because of its striking appearance – having a bright orange abdomen.

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What happens to bumblebees in autumn?

Late summer is the time when most bumblebees begin to behave in usual ways that may seem alarming, but we’re here to shed some light on them. Instead of simply feeding upon flowers, they can now be seen mating, digging holes to hibernate in and slowly feeding upon flowers and dying en masse. What is the explanation for all of this? Read on to find out.

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