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A Quest for Bumblebee Nests: The Missing Link


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#1 Offline ANTdrew - Posted May 6 2019 - 6:53 AM

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This sounds like a good citizen science opportunity for any bee enthusiasts:

 

https://xerces.org/2...tm_medium=email

 

I've only ever found one bumble bee nest in my yard years ago. That was sooooooooo cool to observe that summer.


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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25


#2 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted May 6 2019 - 7:05 AM

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If only it was up against your window!

My journals:                                             My shop:                                                                        Tennessee Anting Thread:                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                         

Aphaenogaster rudis

 

Aphaenogater tenneseenis                      Ant_Dude2908's Antkeeping Supply Shop                    Tennessee Anting Thread

 

Brachyponera chinesis

 

Camponotus subbarbatus

 

Camponotus chromaiodes

 

Crematogaster ashmeadi

 

 

 

Ants I've found (in TN) : Aphaenogaster rudis, Aphaenogaster tenneseenis, Brahcyponera chinesis, Camponotus subbarbatus, Camponotus chromaiodes, Camponotus pennsylvanicus, Camponotus snellingi, Crematogaster ashmeadi, Crematogaster lineolata, Crematogaster cerasi, all Temnothorax spp., Solenopsis invicta, Solenopsis xyloni, Stigmatomma pallipes, all Strumigenys spp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


#3 Offline Nylanderiavividula - Posted May 23 2019 - 7:40 AM

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Great find!  I would love to follow this research.  Thanks for posting.


Camponotus castaneus
Camponotus chromaiodes (Pretty sure...)
Brachymyrmex patagonicus
Aphaenogaster sp. (I’ll be working on this species ID, soon)
Pheidole crassicornis

#4 Offline Acutus - Posted May 23 2019 - 1:10 PM

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Today I was supposed to cut my field at work. All the white Clover is blooming right now. I walked through and saw all the Bumble bees diligently collecting nectar from the clover.

Need less to say, the grass is still high! I'm gonna be in trouble!  :sore:  :sore:


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Camponotus chromaiodes

Camponotus castaneus

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Aphaenogaster "NOT tennesseensis" fulva





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