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Bumblebees vs. Honeybees: What’s the difference, and why does it matter? https://t.co/P6ry05srEN

Bumblebees vs. Honeybees: What’s the difference, and why does it matter? https://t.co/P6ry05srEN

Bumblebees vs. Honeybees: What’s the Difference, and Why Does it Matter? Bees have been much in the news of late, and for the saddest of reasons: due to habitat loss, global warming, pesticides, and monocrop agriculture, their numbers are in sharp decline across the United States. The loss of bees and other threatened pollinators could damage not only the world’s economy , but also endanger its very ecosystem. But not all bees are created equal: there are nearly 20,000 known species, differing widely in physical characteristics, pollination habits, behaviors, and habitat. And although we can’t be familiar with all of them, we can take a first step by considering two of the most common varieties: the bumblebee and the honeybee. Bumblebees vs. Honeybees: Appearance and Habitat Let’s get the taxonomy out of the way first. Although the various bumblebee and honeybee species bo...

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