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First U.S. Bumblebee Officially Listed as Endangered

The bee’s population has plummeted nearly 90 percent since the 1990s.<p>It’s official: For the first time in the United States, a bumblebee species has been declared endangered.<p>The rusty patched bumblebee (<i>Bombus affinis</i>), once a common sight, is “now balancing precariously on the brink of …

Conservation

Nevada Bee Identification Guide

We are excited to be able to publish our Nevada Bee Identification Guide! This handy 2-page reference can help you tell apart several of the most …

Happy #flashbackfriday! Here's a pollen dusted bumble #bee checking out field work at a #monarch research plot in Ohio this past summer. https://t.co/lCwkX3ZhP7

Gund Institute for Environment

Spotlight<p>Apply Now<p>The Gund Institute for Environment seeks exceptional PhD and Postdoctoral applicants for Fall 2018.<p>Mining the Amazon<p>Mining destroys …

Save the bees? There's an app for that

Let's say a farmer wanted to plant wildflowers to nurture the bumble bees that pollinate her crops.<p>Currently, she would have to walk through her …

Ecology

Bumblebee Buzz Literally Makes Flowers Explode With Pollen

The fuzzy pollinators vibrate in the key of the Beatles song "Hey Jude" to make flowers give up their goods.<p>Like many people, reader Todd Barczak is increasingly interested in where his food comes from. So he came to us with this question: "Are honeybees the only bees that make honey?"<p>Weird Animal …

Ecology