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Posts Tagged: Bombus melanopygus.

Word of the Day: Nototribic

A black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus with a thick load of resin on her thorax. She had just visited a nototribic flower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The black-tailed bumble bee wasn't flying very well. You wouldn't, either, if you were trying to fly with a backpack on your back. Except this wasn't a backpack but sticky pollen. The bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, was foraging in our Spanish...

Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 6:25 PM
Focus Area Tags: Natural Resources

The Humble Bumble Bee

Queen Bumble Bee

A sure sign of approaching spring... As the cold weather subsides, out come the overwintering queen bumble bees. They're gathering nectar and pollen, building their nests and laying eggs. Lynn Kimsey, professor and chair of the UC Davis Department...

Posted on Friday, February 27, 2009 at 5:58 PM
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