There are 250 species of bumblebee (Bombus) around the world, 50 of which are found in North America. They are usually black and yellow and are known for their large hairy bodies. Only female bumblebees can sting. The bumblebee eats nectar and uses a tongue called the glossa to remove the nectar from flowers. After the food is removed, the bee stores the nectar in the nest.
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