Bumblebees require an ambient amount of flowing plants in their habitat. Flowers play a prominent role in a prosperous bumblebee habitat, this is due to the flowing plants providing nectar as it high in sugar and sustains a bumblebees energy levels and is their main source of fuel. The flowers also provide pollen; pollen provides a large array of necessary proteins and nutrients needed to ensure …show more content…
These adaptions allow functionality for a bumblebee to operate and survive as an individual and as a worker to ensure hive productivity and population prosperity.
Moreover, looking at bumblebee physiological adaptions it is evident that the specie possesses a large array of adaptive qualities. A bumblebees stinger is a prominent defensive adaption, the stinger of a bumblebee is an adaption of a “ovipositor” a common organ possessed by insects that functions as a tool to lay eggs in a precisely desired designations, However the bumblebee has adapted this organ into a sharp needle like defensive tool that aids in protecting a potentially threatened hive by injecting apitoxin through stored venom sacs in the bees body.
Bumblebees also possess a unique wing and fur adaption used in the process of pollen gathering. This is done through the bumblebees fast wing beating as it generates static electricity, this static electricity then proceeds to build up in the bee’s fur. Furthermore when the bumblebee proceeds to land on a flower to drink its nectar its charged fur will cause all close pollen to stick to the bees fur allowing pollen to be collected and stored. The bee then uses its adapted legs to comb the pollen from its body and store it in basket like stores on their hind …show more content…
This is done through the shivering of their flight muscles, this is done to generate internal heat, providing the necessary heat levels to fly in cold conditions allowing the arctic bees to be able to fly earlier in seasons allowing for more nectar to be provided for the bee colony
Bumblebees also have an adapted proboscis. The proboscis acts as a straw mechanism for collecting nectar, This is done through the unfurling of the long tongue which allows the proboscis dipped into a flower to reach the desired nectar within. The proboscis is hollow and sucks up the desired nectar within the flower.
Bumblebees also possess the behavioural adaption of following and listening to their parents in order to gain knowledge on pollination, honey collecting, nectar consumption and colony functionally all of which is essential to survival. Bumblebees can also be seen using a dance language known as a “waggle dance” these dance communications are used to indicate the vicinity of food in the area. It is also used to recruit other bees to an area with bountiful