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Beware of sleeping queens underfoot this spring

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London have discovered a never before reported behaviour of queen bumblebees.  It was long thought that queen bumblebees, after hibernating in the ground over winter, emerged, began feeding and dispersed quite quickly to found their new colony.  But new research shows that directly after hibernation, queen bumblebees spend the majority of their time hiding and resting amongst dead leaves and grass.  Read more...

 

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