genus Bombus

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Noun1.genus Bombus - bumblebeesgenus Bombus - bumblebees        
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
Apidae, family Apidae - honeybees; carpenter bees; bumblebees
bumblebee, humblebee - robust hairy social bee of temperate regions
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The recordings didn't allow for differentiation between bee species, but participant observations indicated most bees monitored were bumble bees (genus Bombus) or honey bees (Apis mellifera).
The subgeneric divisions of the genus Bombus Latreille (Hymenoptera: Apidae).
Flowers appear to be pollinated primarily or solely by bees of the genus Bombus (Homer, unpublished data), although no comprehensive pollination study has been conducted (reviewed in Juniper et al., 1989; Schnell, 2002).