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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:




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
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

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


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If only it was up against your window!

#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

Formica subsericea

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