Did you know that there are over 250 species of bumblebees alone?

Few facts about bumblebees:

- Only females can sting (repeatedly). Don't worry, they won't!
- The colonies are smaller than those of bees (few hundred in a nest).
- They have long hairy tongues.
- Bumblebees do not have ears, we don't know whether they can hear.
- After mating, male bumblebees die.


Family Apidae

↳ Subfamily Apinae = Apine Bees

     ↳ Tribe Apini = Honey Bees

          ↳ Genus Apis = Honey Bees

               ↳ Subgenus Apis = Cavity-nesting Honey Bees

                    ↳ Species Apis mellifera = Western Honey Bee >

     ↳ Tribe Bombini

          ↳ Genus Bombus = Bumble Bees

               ↳ Subgenus Bombus

                    ↳ Lucorum-group Complex Bombus lucorum

                         ↳ Species Bombus terrestris

               ↳ Subgenus Melanobombus

                    ↳ Species Bombus lapidarius = Red-tailed Bumble Bee >

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