Massachusetts bumblebees are in trouble

This follows a trend of declining bumblebees in the northeast US

There are about 50 species of bumblebee in the US and Canada, and over the last decade, it has been well documented that multiple species of bumblebee are declining. However, the picture is complicated, with some species declining, some increasing, and other species lack the data to know one way or the other. It also varies by region, since some declining bumblebees are still doing okay in certain areas of their range. As a result, bumblebees in some areas…



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Zach Portman

I am scientist who studies bees. My research covers the identification, biology, evolution, and conservation of native bees.