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Bumblebees fly further and faster than previously thought

by John Biggs

Bumblebees are some of the most important pollinators in the world, and a new study has revealed that they are working even harder than we previously thought. Researchers from the University of Exeter and the University of Stirling have found that bumblebees are able to fly further and faster than previously believed, and that they are able to visit more flowers in a single day than we had previously assumed.

 The study, which was published in the journal Science, used tiny tracking devices to monitor the movements of bumblebees in the wild. The researchers found that bumblebees can travel up to three times further than previously thought, and can visit up to three times more flowers in a single day.

This means that bumblebees are able to pollinate more flowers in a shorter amount of time, which is great news for the environment. The findings of this study are important, as they show that bumblebees are able to do more than we had previously assumed. 

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