Wild Bee Species Critical to Pollination on the Decline

14 species found across New England were on the decline by as much as 90 percent.

  • Published 18 April 2019
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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — More than a dozen wild bee species critical to pollinating everything from blueberries to apples in New England are on the decline, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of New Hampshire wanted to understand if the documented declines hitting honeybees and bumblebees were also taking a toll on the lesser studied bee species in New Hampshire. So they examined 119 species in the state from a museum collection… Read at AP News