On the wing with bumblebees


Bumble bees look heavy, but buzz fine

A bumble bee seems to be putting its breaks on mid-air as it approaches a colorful saliva flower Monday afternoon at the Merci Boxcar Gratitude Garden on the Missouri State Fairgrounds. According to the Missouri Conservation Department, there are approximately six species of “Bombus” in the state.


Faith Bemiss | Democrat

Lifting its heavy Bombus body into the air takes a lot of energy, but this bumblebee seems unfazed as it flies to the next flower for nectar Monday afternoon. Information provided by the MCD says bumblebees nest below ground. Nests can have as many as 100 worker bees and unlike honeybees, only the queen survives the winter; all the other bees die.


Faith Bemiss | Democrat

A bumblebee zips around colorful flowers on the Missouri State Fairgrounds Monday afternoon looking for the next flower to extract nectar. Just like honeybees, bumblebees play an important role in pollination that affects both local agriculture and horticulture.


Faith Bemiss | Democrat

A bumble bee seems to be putting its breaks on mid-air as it approaches a colorful saliva flower Monday afternoon at the Merci Boxcar Gratitude Garden on the Missouri State Fairgrounds. According to the Missouri Conservation Department, there are approximately six species of “Bombus” in the state.

Lifting its heavy Bombus body into the air takes a lot of energy, but this bumblebee seems unfazed as it flies to the next flower for nectar Monday afternoon. Information provided by the MCD says bumblebees nest below ground. Nests can have as many as 100 worker bees and unlike honeybees, only the queen survives the winter; all the other bees die.

A bumblebee zips around colorful flowers on the Missouri State Fairgrounds Monday afternoon looking for the next flower to extract nectar. Just like honeybees, bumblebees play an important role in pollination that affects both local agriculture and horticulture.

A bumble bee seems to be putting its breaks on mid-air as it approaches a colorful saliva flower Monday afternoon at the Merci Boxcar Gratitude Garden on the Missouri State Fairgrounds. According to the Missouri Conservation Department, there are approximately six species of “Bombus” in the state.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_TSD083016BeeBuzz-1.jpgA bumble bee seems to be putting its breaks on mid-air as it approaches a colorful saliva flower Monday afternoon at the Merci Boxcar Gratitude Garden on the Missouri State Fairgrounds. According to the Missouri Conservation Department, there are approximately six species of “Bombus” in the state. Faith Bemiss | Democrat

Lifting its heavy Bombus body into the air takes a lot of energy, but this bumblebee seems unfazed as it flies to the next flower for nectar Monday afternoon. Information provided by the MCD says bumblebees nest below ground. Nests can have as many as 100 worker bees and unlike honeybees, only the queen survives the winter; all the other bees die.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_TSD083016BeeBuzz-2.jpgLifting its heavy Bombus body into the air takes a lot of energy, but this bumblebee seems unfazed as it flies to the next flower for nectar Monday afternoon. Information provided by the MCD says bumblebees nest below ground. Nests can have as many as 100 worker bees and unlike honeybees, only the queen survives the winter; all the other bees die. Faith Bemiss | Democrat

A bumblebee zips around colorful flowers on the Missouri State Fairgrounds Monday afternoon looking for the next flower to extract nectar. Just like honeybees, bumblebees play an important role in pollination that affects both local agriculture and horticulture.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_TSD083016BeeBuzz-3.jpgA bumblebee zips around colorful flowers on the Missouri State Fairgrounds Monday afternoon looking for the next flower to extract nectar. Just like honeybees, bumblebees play an important role in pollination that affects both local agriculture and horticulture. Faith Bemiss | Democrat
Bumble bees look heavy, but buzz fine
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