Story: Beekeeping

Bumblebee distribution

Four species of bumblebee were introduced to New Zealand to pollinate red clover flowers. Click a bee species to see where it is found.

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

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Allan Gillingham, 'Beekeeping - Bee species', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2024)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008