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    May 2011
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    Porcupine Plain, Saskatchewan, Canada
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    Default Re: The Brown Belted Bumble Bee - Bombus griseocollis

    They have a somewhat strange body structure. Is it a drone?


    Nathan
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    Default Re: The Brown Belted Bumble Bee - Bombus griseocollis

    Keen eye, yes they are drones. They scent mark a flower and fight off rivals vying for the best spots near the nest of the emerging queens.

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    Saint John, Indiana
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    Default Re: The Brown Belted Bumble Bee - Bombus griseocollis

    I reared a colony of those this summer. They were fairly pleasant.

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    Murfreesboro, TN
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    Default Re: The Brown Belted Bumble Bee - Bombus griseocollis

    as always Jet.. great images..

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