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Bumblebee's
yearly life cycle spring - summer
. queen bee searches for a nest site usually in a a abondoned rodent nest.
. She makes a ball of moss inside.
.Later on she makes a wax honeypot with nectar and pollen.
.She prepairs for her babies.
.She uses the pollen to mould the floor for the eggs.
.When she finally lays her eggs in the pollen and covers it with wax producwed by her body.
. She sits on the eggs and raises her body tempature to between 98 and 102 f.
.In four days the egg will start to hatch.


summer - fall
.For the rest of the rest of the year, the queen bee concentrates on laying eggs.
.The worker bees help incubate her eggs, and the colony swells in number.
.At the end of summer, she begins laying unfertilized eggs, which become male bees.
.The queen sometimes allows the baby she lays to be the new queen bee.
. With new queens ready to continue on the bumblebee queen dies and her work is complete.
fall-winter
.The bees prepair for winter.
. The queen bees mate.
.The male bees die shortly after mating.
.Most bees die in fall. .The new queens start its colony on their own
AND THE LIFE CICLE STARTS ALL OVER AGAIN! what is a bumblebee? .Bumblebees are social insects with black and white hair.
.Female hindlegs are surrounded by fringe to collect pollen.
.There are over 250 known species of bumblebees. existing primarily in the Northern Hemisphere although they are common in New Zealand and Tasmania.
BIBLIOGRAOPHY http://www.bumblebee.org/lifecycle.htm
http://insects.about.com/od/antsbeeswasps/a/bumblebeequeen.htm
http://pages.quicksilver.net.nz/bombus/page1/page1.html
http://www.ehow.com/facts_5244523_bumblebees-life-cycle.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bumblebee BUMBLE BEE T H A N K S F O R W A T C H I N G W G
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