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Bumble Bees (Bombus)

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"And God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good.  
And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day" (Genesis 1:31)

- God's Little Folk -
Bumble Bees (Bombus)

On the sixth day of creation, God made them, and us!

(Bumble Bee - 03) This bumble bee is feeding on an aster in the early Autumn. Like honey bees, bumble bees live in a colony where the adults care for the young (larvae), all of whom are produced by a single queen. Iowa State University goes on to say that the queen's first brood of offspring, (5 to 20), will all be workers (daughters) who take over the colony responsibilities of nest enlargement, food gathering and storage, and feeding and caring for the larvae. The queen continues to lay eggs throughout the summer. By late summer, new reproductive males and females (kings and queens) are produced. These mate on the wing and the fertilized females move to hibernation sites in the shelter of loose bark, hollow trees or other dry, protected places to lie dormant through the winter. The males and workers still in the colony die with frost or the first hard freeze.

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