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BEE. The name of a well known insect.
     2. Bees are considered ferae naturae while unreclaimed; and they are not more subjects of property while in their natural state, than the birds which have their nests on the tree of an individual. 3 Binn. R. 546 5 Sm. & Marsh. 333. This agrees with the Roman law. Inst. 2 1, 14; Dig. 41, 1, 5, 2; 7 Johns. Rep. 16; 2 Bl. Com. 392 Bro. Ab. Propertie, 37; Coop. Justin. 458.
     3. In New York it has been decided that bees in a tree belong, to the owner of the soil, while unreclaimed. When they have been reclaimed, and the owner can identify them, they belong to him, and not to the owner of the soil. 15 Wend. R. 550. See 1 Cowen, R. 243.

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"Several of the viruses associated with bumblebees' trouble are moving from managed bees in apiaries to nearby populations of wild bumblebees and we show this spillover is likely occurring through flowers that both kinds of bees share," said Samantha Alger, a scientist who led the new research published in the journal of PLOS ONE.
To kick-start their efforts, the pupils were presented with art packs to inspire their creativity and copies of Bumblebee Cottage.
Taken together, these results strongly suggest that "viruses in managed honeybees are spilling over to wild bumblebee populations and that flowers are an important route," says Alison Brody, a professor in UVM's Department of Biology, and senior author on the new PLOS study.
Many species of wild bumblebees are in decline and a new research shows that diseases spread by domestic honeybees may be a major culprit.
RARE The Great Yellow Bumblebee is found in north of Scotland.
The Trust's Great Big Great Yellow bumblebee Hunt begins this Saturday.
If people think they have found a Great Yellow Bumblebee, they are asked to take photographs to help experts.
Data from volunteer "BeeWalks" through the spring and summer showed that freezing conditions in late February and early March, as the country was hit by the "Beast from the East", delayed the start of the 2018 bumblebee season.
"Anything with a bumblebee typically catches my eye," Smith said.
There are more detailed and movie-accurate Bumblebees out there (the Masterpiece Movie Series MPM-7 and the non-transforming 3A DLX Collectible Figure Series Bumblebee come to mind), but they come at a hefty price.
Bumblebee succeeds where its larger, more grandiloquent forebearers repeatedly falls short.
Bumblebee has an emotional journey here, starting off as basically the robot equivalent of a fearless young soldier at war before going through a sort of lost-puppy phase while on Earth.