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Bumblebee

Sharp-eyed bee-watchers can hope to spot 24 different species of bumblebee in the UK.

Living in nests usually found in the ground or up in trees, their colonies can range in size from 150 up to 650, depending on the species.

Bumblebees are responsible for pollinating all sorts of fruits and vegetables, using their long tongues to reach the nectar that the plants’ flowers offer.

The queens hibernate through winter, waiting for warmer spring days to return.