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The American Bumblebee is Nearing Extinction

[QUOTE]Dwindling populations of the American bumblebee and their disappearance from eight states has led to calls for their protection as an Endangered Species. Bumblebees have decreased by 89% over the last two decades.

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by Anonymousreply 12October 15, 2021 11:31 PM

This is actually very, very bad for agriculture.

by Anonymousreply 1October 15, 2021 11:10 PM

They are one of my favorite bugs.

by Anonymousreply 2October 15, 2021 11:11 PM

So cute.

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by Anonymousreply 3October 15, 2021 11:16 PM

I love them so much and make friends with each one that I see.

by Anonymousreply 4October 15, 2021 11:18 PM

This is terrible. I had more bumblebees in my yard this summer than I have in years. I hope it wasn't their last hurrah.

by Anonymousreply 5October 15, 2021 11:19 PM

So no more tuna fish?

by Anonymousreply 6October 15, 2021 11:21 PM

I was terrified of bees and wasps as a kid and used to run the other way when I would see one. I didn't realize how docile they are until much later.

by Anonymousreply 7October 15, 2021 11:24 PM

[QUOTE] This is terrible. I had more bumblebees in my yard this summer than I have in years. I hope it wasn't their last hurrah.

You should build some sort of massive bumblebee love motel and encourage them to bee whores.

by Anonymousreply 8October 15, 2021 11:24 PM

@r6, Very good

by Anonymousreply 9October 15, 2021 11:25 PM

I never see honeybees anymore - but bumblebees still cruise my flowers every spring and summer. I didn’t notice less of them this year - but maybe I wasn’t paying attention. Why can’t yellow jackets go extinct instead of fuzzy and cute bees?

by Anonymousreply 10October 15, 2021 11:25 PM

Did they find out that according to physics there's no way they should be able to fly?

by Anonymousreply 11October 15, 2021 11:26 PM

Yeah, the yellow jackets were crazy this summer.

by Anonymousreply 12October 15, 2021 11:31 PM
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