Tuesday, December 07, 2021
bumble bums butts


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For a while now, the internet has been so obsessed with bumble bee bums, often sticking out of flowers. Well, we don’t blame them; they have the cutest fuzzy butts in the garden, totally worth admiring. Like their close relatives, the honeybees, bumblebees live for nectar, using their tongues to lap up the liquid. During the process, they thrust their tushies in the air, completely showing it off. Bumblebees have extremely fast metabolisms, so they have to eat almost continuously. “A bumblebee with a full stomach is only ever about 40 minutes from starvation,” as Goulson puts it. So now, let’s scroll down and look at the most adorable booties that you wouldn’t want to anger, because unlike honeybees, bumblebees lack barbs, so they can sting repeatedly without injuring themselves.

Recommended reading:

  1. National Geographic Kids Everything Insects: All the Facts, Photos, and Fun to Make You Buzz

2. National Geographic Pocket Guide to Insects of North America

3. DK Eyewitness Books: Insect

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