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The Declining Flight of the Bumble Bee

New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest is home to nearly 140 species of native bees, including two species of native bumble bees that are in decline in the Northeast. NIFA-funded researchers with the University of New Hampshire recently completed the first assessment of the state’s native bee population in the national forest. Bees are important pollinators of food crops and natural ecosystems, yet pollinators are decreasing in numbers and diversity in many agricultural landscapes across the United States.

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