Increasing urban temperatures can also contribute to the decreasing bee population.
Over 90 percemt of the rusty patched bumblebee population has been wiped out primarily due to disease, pesticide exposure, habitat loss and climate change. At present, they are only found in small, scattered populations in 13 states.
Federal officials are now considering to put a species of bumble bee that once widely found in the upper Midwest and the Northeastern United States under the protection of the Endangered Species Act.
There's another reason for humans not to use pesticides. Researchers found out that the controversial neonicotinoid insecticide is responsible to the decline of bee population in England.
Wild bees are disappearing from many major agricultural areas across the United States, including California’s Central Valley, the Midwest’s corn belt and the Mississippi River valley. To help examine the problem. University of Vermont (UVM) researchers have created the first national map of bee populations.
Two new studies say that monitoring biodiversity of farmland in Europe could be affordable and relatively easy.
It turns out that only a few "busy bees" are needed to pollinate the world's crops, according to a new international study.
Ever since it was first noticed in 2006 that America's honeybees were dying en masse, the spotlight has been on these essential pollinators. It was quickly revealed that not only US honeybees, but entire global populations were in trouble, with troubling declines in Europe and even Australia. Now a new investigation has revealed that a suite of diseases that once exclusively affected domestic honeybees has moved on to infect wild bees, such as the common bumblebee, as well.