Serge Thellier

Serge Thellier

Posted on 01/21/2012


Photo taken on August  3, 2010




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Bumble bee & Lavender : Good smell and tasty honey !

Bumble bee & Lavender : Good smell and tasty honey !
A bumble bee (also written as bumblebee) is any member of the bee genus Bombus, in the family Apidae. There are over 250 known species, existing primarily in the Northern Hemisphere although they are common in New Zealand and in the Australian state of Tasmania.

Bumble bees generally visit flowers exhibiting the bee pollination syndrome. They can visit patches of flowers up to 1–2 kilometres from their colony. Bumble bees will also tend to visit the same patches of flowers every day, as long as they continue to find nectar and pollen, a habit known as pollinator or flower constancy. While foraging, bumblebees can reach ground speeds of up to 15 metres per second (54 km/h).

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Le genre Bombus regroupe des insectes sociaux volants de la famille des Apidae communément appelés bourdons. Comme l'abeille, les différentes espèces de bourdons se nourrissent du nectar des fleurs et récoltent le pollen pour nourrir leur larves. Ce sont des créatures utiles pour l'homme et la flore en contribuant à la pollinisation.

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