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The bumblebee (also spelled bumble bee, also known as humblebee) is a flying insect of the genus Bombus in the family Apidae. Like the common honeybee, of which it is a relative, the bumblebee feeds on nectar and gathers pollen to feed its young. These creatures are beneficial to humans and the plant world alike, and tend to be larger and furrier than other members of the bee family. Most, but not all, bumblebee species are gentle. Bumblebees are social insects that are characterized by a black body with yellow stripes, a commonality among the majority of the species of Bombus; however, some species are known to have orange or even red on their bodies, or may be entirely black. Another distinguishing characteristic is the soft nature of the long, branched setae, called pile, that covers their entire body, making them appear and feel fuzzy. Queen and worker bumblebees can sting. The sting is not barbed like that of the honeybee, so they can sting more than once.