how old will the bumblebee die?

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Or are these the same as the ‘handstand bees’, just not raising their rear in these shots?

Question by Graceabella c: how old will the bumblebee die?

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3 Responses to how old will the bumblebee die?

  1. When he landing in mine wontons soup.

    China Man
    June 3, 2014 at 5:46 pm

  2. 85

    June 3, 2014 at 5:57 pm

  3. In the summer a worker bee only lives for about 40 days. As no young are raised over the winter months, the workers born in the autumn will live until the following spring. A queen can live for up to 5 years however she has passed her prime in her third year. Because bees live in an exoskeleton which wears and does not grow or repair the length of time a bee lives largely depends on its work rate, how far and how often it flies and so on.

    Elizabeth H
    June 3, 2014 at 6:45 pm

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