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joemirando
12-07-2013, 05:25 PM
Short article on ScientificAmerican.com (http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=where-the-wild-bees-are). I haven't gone back over it to try to get it to sink in any further, but its got a pretty graphic. <G>

Evidently, it compares colonies of bees from the 1800s to 2009-ish.

Vance G
12-07-2013, 05:57 PM
It is indisputable that we have less habitat for native bees and sadly we have degraded a good portion of the remaining. It is good to see that other pollinators are taking up some of the slack by using resources that the original symbiont may not be available to pollinate any longer. Hopefully someone will be able to do good things with the information.

WVMJack
12-07-2013, 09:32 PM
People notice european honey bees dying off, but you dont see the native bees dying, they dont live in a box so we cant see if its empty. We have sprayed everything into submission and then wonder where the bees are. If you plant something both native and euro honeybees like you can help them out a bit. We like buckwheat, it attacks a lot of wild pollinators and parisitoid wasps and flies as well as all kinds of native bees and even a few honey bees. WVMJ