Tag: rusty patched bumblebee

July 12, 2019

Honeybees spread viruses to wild bees through flowers

Just as doorknobs can spread the flu from one person to another, sharing flowers with honeybees may cause wild bumblebees to contract a pair of deadly viruses. “We know that...

May 23, 2019

American bumblebee declines in Canada

When the once common rusty-patched (Bombus affinis) bumblebee disappeared from Canada by the early 2000s, researchers became worried. What would this mean for less common bumblebee species? “This raised the...

September 28, 2016

USFWS proposes bumblebee protection

On Sept. 22, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed a rule listing the rusty patched bumblebee (Bombus affinis) as endangered under the Endangered Species Act.This is the first time...