Bumblebee mating, hibernation and death; Stage 4 within the lifecycle of the bumblebee colony

Bumblebee mating, hibernation and death; Stage 4 within the lifecycle of the bumblebee colony

The colony disintegrates, the old queen, workers and males die, and new queens hibernate on this page, Stage 4, males and new queens mate.

Stage 1, the queen emerges from hibernation and begins new colony by by herself.

Phase 2, employees (females) are produced and start to forage; the colony develops and grows. Continue reading “Bumblebee mating, hibernation and death; Stage 4 within the lifecycle of the bumblebee colony”