Bees and More Bees

Bees and More Bees

They’re cute little buggers – and they make honey too!

A U.S.-led international team of scientists says it’s identified nearly 19,500 bee species worldwide, which is about 2,000 more than previously estimated.

Research leader Michael Ruggiero of the U.S. National Museum of Natural History said the ongoing colony collapse disorder — an unexplained phenomenon that’s wiping out colonies of honey bees across the United States — highlights the need for such a worldwide checklist of bees and more information about bee species and their interactions with the plants they pollinate. Continue reading… “Bees and More Bees”

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