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Bumblebees are varied in appearance around plymouth, but are generally plump and furry. Compared to honeybees they are larger. Many species have broad bands of colour, the patterns helping to distinguish different species. Whereas honeybees have short tongues and therefore mainly pollinate open flowers, some bumblebee species have long tongues and collect nectar from flowers that are closed into a tube. Compared to a honeybee, a bumblebee has a broader body and a more rounded tip to the abdomen. Bumblebees have fewer stripes (or none), and usually have part of the body covered in black fur, while honeybees have many stripes including several grey stripes on the abdomen. Sizes are very variable even within species; the largest British species, B. terrestris, has queens up to 22 mm (0.9 in) long, males up to 16 mm (0.6 in) long, and workers between 11 and 17 mm (0.4–0.7 in) long. The largest bumblebee species in the world is  of Chile, up to about 40 mm (1.6 in) long. People sometimes gets bees and wasps mixed up have a look at our Wasp page.


in Plymouth in the summer we get a lot of Honey Bee swarms. How do we deal with that? if their is an settled swarm on a tree/bush we would come in with all the safely equipment and tools needed and carefully collect the swarm and put them in to a bee box and re home them. With the Honey Bee we love saving them and we only would kill them as a last resort and it is causing trouble to the genral public


Swarming is the process by which a new Honey Bee colony is formed when the Queen Bee leaves the colony with a large group of Worker Bees. In the prime swarm, about 60% of the worker bees leave the original hive location with the old queen. This swarm can contain thousands to tens of thousands of bees. Swarming is mainly a spring phenomenon, usually within a two- or three-week period depending on the location but occasional swarms can happen through out the producing season. Secondary afterswarms may happen but are rare. Afterswarms are usually smaller and are accompanied by one or more virgin queens. Sometimes a Beehive will swarm in succession until it is almost totally depleted of workers.

Swarming is the natural means of reproduction of the Honey Bee colonies. In the process of swarming the original single colony reproduces to two and sometimes more colonies. The reproduction swarms of this species settle 20–30 metres  away from the original nest for a few days and will then depart for a new nest site after getting information from scout bees. Scout bees search for suitable cavities in which to construct the swarm’s home. Successful scouts will then come back and report the location of suitable nesting sites to the other bees.

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