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Jagos, the druid bumblebee

A true champion of pollination, its thick fur protects it from the cold and allows it to start foraging very early in the spring or during the day. It is therefore known to be a tireless pollinator, active when other pollinators are dormant.

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The bumblebee

Bumblebees are Hymenoptera belonging to the Apidae family, just like bees. Active from 5°C thanks to their "warm-blooded" metabolism and fur, they forage even in bad weather. Some species are also used and even bred for greenhouse horticulture (tomatoes, strawberries...) to increase production.

They are social insects whose queens, after spending the winter underground, gather pollen and nectar to establish their colony, which can reach several hundred workers. At the end of the season, fertile males and females set out in search of a mate. The females will overwinter underground and restart the cycle the following year. Some species of parasitic bumblebees take a more invasive approach. Queens can infiltrate a colony, dispatch the existing queen to the afterlife, and replace her, or infiltrate and share the throne. The colonies will then have individuals from both species.

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