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[Some other] bees you should be concerned about are the 3,999 other bee species living in North America, most of which are solitary, stingless, ground-nesting bees you’ve never heard of. Incredible losses in native bee diversity are already happening. 50 percent of Midwestern native bee species disappeared from their historic ranges in the last 100 years. Four of our bumblebee species declined 96 percent in the last 20 years, and three species are believed to already be extinct. A little part of me despairs when I read in a scientific paper: “This species probably should be listed under the Endangered Species Act if it still exists.”

 

 

You’re Worrying About the Wrong Bees

Honey bees will be fine. It’s the other 3,999 species of bees in North America we need to worry about.

Source: www.wired.com/2015/04/youre-worrying-wrong-bees/

 

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