Pollinator decline, Halictidae, Bee, Honey bee, Insect, Bumblebee

A Quarter of Known Bee Species Haven’t Been Seen Since 1990

On Jan 30, 2021
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A global study finds that species numbers reported in the wild fell sharply between 1990 and 2015.

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Although these bee species are not believed to be extinct, they’ve become so scarce that they are no longer regularly observed in the wild. https://t.co/82KhlstpT9
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A Quarter of Known Bee Species Haven’t Been Seen Since 1990

A Quarter of Known Bee Species Haven’t Been Seen Since 1990

A global study finds that species numbers reported in the wild fell sharply between 1990 and 2015.

Collectors find plenty of bees but far fewer species than in the 1950s

Collectors find plenty of bees but far fewer species than in the 1950s

An analysis of global insect collections points to a major collapse in bee diversity since the 1990s.

We haven’t seen a quarter of known bee species since the 1990s

We haven’t seen a quarter of known bee species since the 1990s

A sweeping analysis shows an overall downward trend in bee diversity worldwide, raising concerns about these crucial pollinators.

A quarter of all known bee species haven't been seen since the 1990s

A quarter of all known bee species haven't been seen since the 1990s

The number of bee species appears to have declined sharply in the past 30 years, which could mean many types of bee are extinct or so rare that no one has recording a sighting

Staggering number of wild bee species unaccounted for since the '90s

Staggering number of wild bee species unaccounted for since the '90s

The climate crisis, invasive species and underreported numbers could contribute to the alarming decrease in bee species, researchers say.

This project maps bees around the globe. Here's why that matters

This project maps bees around the globe. Here's why that matters

A new study provides a crucial step in assessing the impact of human activity on bees and tracking the potential decline of bee populations.

Honey bees feel sting of viral disease

Honey bees feel sting of viral disease

There’s nothing new in nature. Viruses have been around for as long as plants and animals, if not longer. Most viruses are benign to humans and other animals and in fact are essential for ...

Widespread losses of pollinating insects revealed across Britain

Widespread losses of pollinating insects revealed across Britain

Wild bees and hoverflies lost from a quarter of the places they were found in 1980, study shows

Questions & Answers: EU Pollinators Initiative

Questions & Answers: EU Pollinators Initiative

While it has become evident that wild pollinators play a vital role in crop pollination, the main focus should be on the diversity of pollinator communities. By establishing an EU level ...

The Effect of Tilling Vineyard Interrows on Wild Bee Species Diversity and Abundance

The Effect of Tilling Vineyard Interrows on Wild Bee Species Diversity and Abundance

Though grapevines are not insect pollinated, taking care of the worlds’ pollinators, particularly bees (both farmed and wild bees) of critical importance to agriculture and our food supply ...

On-Farm Diversification in an Agriculturally-Dominated Landscape Positively Influences Specialist Pollinators

On-Farm Diversification in an Agriculturally-Dominated Landscape Positively Influences Specialist Pollinators

Agricultural practices can either contribute to pollinator decline or provide opportunities to support pollinator communities. At the landscape-scale, agriculture can have negative impacts ...

The world faces ‘pollinator collapse’? How and why the media get the science wrong time and again

The world faces ‘pollinator collapse’? How and why the media get the science wrong time and again

With neither the facts nor the science on their side, environmental advocacy groups are simply pounding the table.

How Artificial Intelligence, IoT And Big Data Can Save The Bees

How Artificial Intelligence, IoT And Big Data Can Save The Bees

Artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things sensors, big data analytics, and other technologies are being used to monitor and develop solutions to mitigate the global issue of ...