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captured in Head of Muir, Scotland with a Olympus Digital Compact Camera

A bumble bee is a member of the bee genus Bombus, in the family Apidae. There are over 250 known species.

Bumble bees are social insects that are characterised by black and yellow body hairs, often in bands.

Bumble bees feed on nectar and gather pollen to feed their young.

Once they have collected nectar and pollen, bumble bees return to the nest and deposit the harvested nectar and pollen into brood cells, or into wax cells for storage. Unlike honey bees, bumble bees only store a few days’ worth of food and so are much more vulnerable to food shortages.

According to 20th century folklore, the laws of aerodynamics prove that the bumble bee should be incapable of flight, as it does not have the capacity (in terms of wing size or beats per second) to achieve flight with the degree of wing loading necessary.

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  • ©The Creative  Minds
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  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansabout 3 years ago

    What a lovely image ;-D

  • thanks Lyn :)

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  • Greta  McLaughlin
    Greta McLaughlinabout 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture!!!!!! How do you know he’s Scottish…..he’s not wearing a kilt!!!!!!

  • LOL very funny comment :)

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Nice work…love the coloful detail

  • thanks Larry!

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  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 3 years ago

    1 Image per day 2011/09/01

  • Carol2
    Carol2about 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture and detail!!

  • thanks Carol :)

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  • Susan Littlefield
    Susan Littlefieldabout 3 years ago

    Oh my! Fuzzy wuzzy was a bumblebee!!!! Terrific shot.

  • thanks Susan, wouldn’t you just love to be able to cuddle them?

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  • Francis1
    Francis1about 3 years ago

    Super Shot & Grand Detail The Hairy bee… I love IT!!!! francis

  • they are very fast here in Scotland, had to take aboot 10 shots before I got it right!

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  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsabout 3 years ago

    THANK YOU FOR SUBMIITTING YOUR WORK TO THE COMPACT GROUP 1 per day WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING MORE!

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