Global bee decline

 

Biologists design method to monitor global bee decline.

Thirty-five percent of the global food supply depends on bees and other pollinators, including crops worth nearly $200 billion each year.

So its really important to make sure bees populations stay healthy.  Unfortunately, populations seem to be in sharp decline across the United States.

…the annual “Great Sunflower Project,” in which 100,000 citizen scientists across North America volunteer to count bee populations in their own backyards. The project, now in its fifth year, recently found low numbers of bees in urban areas across America, adding weight to the theory that habitat loss is one of the primary reasons for sharp population declines.

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