Story: Wasps and bees

Distribution of bumblebees

Four species of bumblebee were introduced to New Zealand to pollinate clover for the agricultural industry. Click on each species to see where it is found.

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Source: Astrid Dijkgraaf, ‘Flight of the bumblebee.’ New Zealand Geographic 24 (1994): facing 97

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John Early, 'Wasps and bees - Introduced bees', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/11163/distribution-of-bumblebees (accessed 26 June 2017)

Story by John Early, published 24 Sep 2007