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The American bumble bee is in serious decline according to a new Canadian study. The bee is recognizable by its dark wings and yellow striping ( Kristy Baker via NY Natural Heritage Programme)

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Another bee species under critical threat

While there have been several stories over the years of serious declines in honey bee populations, the state of the many wild bees is almost impossible to gauge but is thought to also be seriously compromised. Wild bees are critical» 

Economy, Environment, International

Bumble Bee decline: study shows climate change as a main factor

Much has been made of farm use of insecticides, particularly the family of neonicotinoids, as a significant cause in the decline of honey bees.   Experts have long said this is most certainly also a factor in decline of wild bees,»