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Give bees a chance: We can’t afford to lose our wild native pollinators

Source: theconversation.com

A quintessential sign of spring is a busy bee happily buzzing from blossom to blossom. While spring is now in full swing across Canada, the presence of those dependable pollinators is becoming more and more uncertain.

Our research team is focused on assessing the status of wild pollinators, understanding the threats they face and working to conserve species at risk of extinction before it’s too late.

What we’ve learned about bee declines may surprise even the most avid nature lover. MORE

Header image: A rusty-patched bumblebee collected in Wisconsin in the 1960s, when it was common. Credit: USGS.

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