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Bee of the day – bumblebee

Today’s star is the beloved bumblebee. This furry friend is common all over the UK, and there are 24 species across the nation. They normally nest in bird boxes, behind the fascia board and around the guttering in houses. Very important pollinators, they are harmless and not aggressive unless disturbed.
SIZE DOES NOT MATTER in the bumblebee world, even in the same specie there is a big variation in size between the queen (very large), the males (smaller than the queen) and workers (a variety of smaller sizes). If you have them nesting in your property, they will be around only for summer.
Enjoy their company!

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