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  1. #1
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    Default Bombus Help

    Hi all,

    This is my first post on the BeeSource Forums

    Basically I have Just sparked an Intrest in bees, But my knowledge is very Limited,

    And would to love all about the Bombus.

    But Keep Getting confued between ientifying different types,

    If anyobody would like to help me out by giving me useful websites or even better,

    If we could sure information on these Bombus, I basically need to know how to identify them from each other

    So if you have Information on a couple above and could tell me key characteristics Such as colour and size,

    Im basically looking for a way to distinguish between each one special characteristics.

    For Now I will stick to the workers but would also like Information on all the races.


    Bombus pascuorum
    Bombus humilis
    Bombus muscorum
    Bombus hypnorum
    Bombus distinguendus
    Bombus lucorum
    Bombus terrestris
    Bombus soroeensis
    Bombus hortorum
    Bombus ruderatus
    Bombus jonellus
    Bombus pratorum
    Bombus lapidarius
    Bombus ruderarius
    Bombus monticola
    Bombus sylvarum

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    Default Re: Bombus Help

    Go down the list under General Beekeeping Forums to "Alternative Pollinators".
    > http://www.beesource.com/forums/foru...ve-Pollinators

    There are many organizations [& web sites] in the UK. that are devoted to the conservation and preservation of all forms of nature and wildlife,.. including Bumble bees!! > http://www.bumblebeeconservation.org.uk/who_are_we.htm#

    And: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Field-Guide-...mblebeecons-21

    Bumble bees of North America > http://www.bumblebee.org/NorthAmerica.htm
    Last edited by Oldbee; 10-06-2011 at 12:24 PM.

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    Default Re: Bombus Help

    I use the last link for identifying bumbles here in north america and have seen similiar sites for the uk but didnt bookmark them as I dont live in the uk I know there are similiar sites for your area I just don't have time to search for them right now.

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