Decline in Wild Bees will Sting Agriculture
The U.S. population of wild bees has declined 23 percent in recent years due, in part, to increases in agriculture and corresponding reductions in natural habitat. University of Vermont researchers created a national assessment to help focus both scientific and political efforts to understand and sustain wild bees.
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