Number of wild bees drops where they’re needed most

Steepest pollinator declines seen in U.S. agricultural areas

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THE LATEST BUZZ   Wild bees like this common bumblebee (Bombus impatiens) help pollinate food crops across the United States. But a new computer model shows that wild bee populations are declining in many agricultural areas.

David Cappaert, Michigan State University/Bugwood.org (CC BY-NC 3.0 US)

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