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How long have bumble bees been on earth?

Last Updated: Aug 15, 2012  |  100 Views

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According to "The World History of Beekeeping and Honey Hunting"(New York: Routledge, 1999) by Eva Crane, fossil records of Bombus -- bumble bees-- date their appearance to the Eocene epoch of the Tertiary period of the Cenozoic era, about 55 million years ago.

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