Story: Wasps and bees

Bumblebee nest

Bumblebee nest

Bumblebees make their nests in holes in the ground such as rabbit burrows, or where they can burrow, such as in a compost heap. They also use hollow spaces in buildings. The cells are less regular than those made by honeybees.

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John Early, 'Wasps and bees - Introduced bees', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 April 2024)

Story by John Early, published 24 Sep 2007