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Bumble bee (Bombus sp.) flying towards a flower. Bumble bees feed on pollen and nectar from flowers. They live in a social hive, with workers bringing food back to the hive to form a store for developing larvae and adult bees. Each hive lasts only one year. Autumn-born queen bees mate, then hibernate through the winter, founding a new hive the following spring. Bumble bees are important pollinators of flowering plants.
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