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Worker Bumblebees

Posted by blueberrytalk on May 27, 2009

The population of worker bumblebees seems to peak at about the time of the full bloom in the Elliott blueberry. These small bumblebees seem to rival the number of honeybees as you walk through the field. In a few days the honeybees will be distracted by the thornless blackberries so the bumblebees play an important role in pollination.

worker bumblebee

worker bumblebee

2 Responses to “Worker Bumblebees”

  1. Mark Charles said

    Hello, Blueberrytalk!

    Your bee photos are outstanding! This one is especially nice.

    Do you know about a recently-published study in Michigan that found more than 100 bee species on blueberries?

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