Homework answers

bumblebee sting

Above a close-up photograph of a bumblebee sting, on the right a Bombus terrestris worker doing what she does best, and below a sea squirt or tunicate.

a tunicate or sea squirt

The site is divided into five major areas:

  • Bumblebees which deals solely with bumblebees, and was the original part of the site.
  • Invertebrates, which deals with all the other invertebrates.
  • Homework answers, where you'll find hints and tips to common questions set as biology, ecology, botany, zoology homework, there are also definitions of common terms in biology.
  • Window box gardens, this was started when we were exiled to central Paris, and 2 north-facing window boxes were all the garden available, however it was amazing the wildlife those window boxes attracted. You'll find plant lists, hints and tips, etc.
  • Torphins, this is the village in north-east Scotland where we are now located. In this part of the site you can find photographs of invertebrates found locally, where to see them and when, also links to pages with more detailed information.

Top keyword search terms

1 Do bumblebees sting? Yes, but only the queens and workers, see the sting of a Bombus lapidarius queen above left. For more visit the sting page.
2 Bumblebee. Well there is a whole site devoted to them, and there is one doing what she does best in the photograph on the right.
3 Bumblebee nest. There is information about nests on the lifecycle page (see the drawing below) about nestboxes on the nestbox page, and there is an FAQ page on nests.
4 Do bumblebees sting or bite? The correct answer is they can do both, but as far as humans are concerned it is only the sting that would have any effect, as the mandibles/jaws are fairly feeble - see the close up below of a bumblebee head.
5 Do bumblebees make honey? Yes.
6 Chordata. The sea squirts (see the drawing left).
7 Hymenoptera. This is the entry page for the bees, wasps, ants and saw flies. See the drawing of the honey bee head below left.
8 Primary and secondary succession.
9 Anoplura, the sucking lice.
10 Mallophaga, the biting lice.
bumblebee foraging

on the right a close up of a bumblebee head, and below a honey bee head.

Honey bee head

bumblebee head

bumblebee nest